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Message from the School of Medicine Dean

Welcome from Dean Robert "Bo" Dunlay, MD

As one of only four Jesuit, Catholic medical schools in the country, Creighton School of Medicine is a truly unique place. Throughout this site, you will see the ways in which our values impact how we teach students and care for patients.

Two core values in the Jesuit tradition are cura personalis, or care for the individual person, and woman and men for and with others. These values are threaded through our curriculum from day one. Every medical student here engages in community service; both students and faculty physicians staff our Magis Clinic, which serves the homeless and uninsured in need of care. “Magis” is a Latin word for “more” or “greater”, associated with the impetus of Jesuit education to continually strive to do more, better. 

At Creighton, students learn how to treat patients as people, care for the community around them, help those in need and also how to keep balance in their own lives. These lessons are woven throughout an education that also provides the solid core science and clinical skills needed to go forth in the world and be excellent physicians or researchers. The synergy of values, educational rigor and clinical experience attracts top students from all over the country and we send our alumni off to all 50 states and beyond to make the Creighton impact felt far and wide.

From anesthesiology to surgery, each of our departments provides education to students. The School also administers 8 residency programs and 10 fellowship programs. Within these departments and centers, our medical students, faculty, fellows, residents and graduate students work together on advanced, interdisciplinary research to improve lives.

Our clinical partnership with CHI Health will allow us to continue to train future doctors with access to the latest clinical advancements and provides our students to a diverse population of patients.

Creighton has been training competent, caring medical students for success since 1892, and we look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence for many years to come.

Robert “Bo” Dunlay, MD’81
Dean, School of Medicine

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