The mission of the NYU Langone Medical Center is threefold: the training of physicians, the search for new knowledge, and the care of the sick. The three are inseparable. Medicine can be handed on to succeeding generations only by long training in the scientific methods of investigation and by the actual care of patients.
Our current interpretation of this statement is that the appropriate teaching of medicine and the training of physicians must be accomplished in a setting of excellence at the highest level of human achievement. With this understanding, we strive to provide a rich environment for scholarship, research, and patient care where the faculty understands that the students, as our successors, should not merely replace, but surpass.