VCOM's mission includes preparing "globally-minded, community-focused" physicians
Due to our mission, medical education at VCOM provides experience for future physicians to become national and international leaders through exemplary field experiences, academic preparation, and a deep commitment to healthy communities. The College’s commitment to reach rural and medically underserved communities has been core to the mission since the beginning, and the International Outreach program supports this mission through a culture of service, benevolent care and curriculum to address the needs of underserved populations, and a continuum of educational experiences. In addition, these programs provide students with rewarding service-based learning opportunities.
VCOM’s commitment to improve community health and address community and environmental issues worldwide is supported through numerous outreach programs annually. To further the College mission internationally, VCOM has established full-time medical clinics in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Honduras for sustainable care.