The Adventist School of Medicine of East-Central Africa is founded on the Seventh-day Adventist church’s philosophy which is applicable in both fields of health and education. The school is committed to preparing medical professionals, who excel in knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide and promote Christ-like wholistic medical care.
To prepare highly qualified medical professionals that excel in service providing wholistic Christ-like care.
To be a model institution improving lives in the communities we serve through excellence in education, research and wholistic Christian care with evidence-based medicine and lifestyle changes consistent with the highest standards of Adventist health principles.
HEAL. TEACH. PREACH
The Adventist School of Medicine of East-Central Africa is founded on the Seventh-day Adventist church’s philosophy which is applicable in both fields of health and education. Therefore, ASOME philosophical foundation is based on a biblical worldview, in which the Bible is the source of knowledge wherein God’s character and His principles are presented. In line with this, the utmost aim of education is to restore the image of God in humanity.
Education is only complete when the tridimensional aspects of humanity (mental, physical and spiritual) are addressed in a balanced manner. Therefore, the atmosphere in which education is imparted is of key significance since the educational process transcends in and outside the classroom. Hence, this Wholeness concept transcends in the curriculum, student residence, cafeteria, physical infrastructure, programs and policies.
ASOME transmit in students the use of reason and self-development instead of mere reflectors of knowledge. Leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, inquiry and reflection are highly promoted in order to transcend into evidence-based attention, research and innovation development. High morals and ethics are wholistically crucial since respect to God, superiors, peers, patients and patient’s relatives, as well as the human body as a creation on the God’s image, are pillars in the medical attention with integrity and quality patient care.
ASOME thrives to prepare medical doctors in professional clinical competencies working, in multi discipline teams, to be implemented in both high and low technological healthcare organizations with a worldwide mission scope. Every alumni are guided in order to continue specializing in the medical field and even after that to pursue a personal commitment of lifelong learning. Selfless service to others and their communities as well as the emphasis on health education is an elemental pillar of ASOME education. Hence AUCA medical doctors are expected to be not only in service of fellow humans but with a strong sense of social responsibility. Students are forged into a human and empathetic mindset and attitude in the illness prevention, attention of disease, and preparation for the end of life and the life to come.