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A Message from the President of UTMB

Dr. CallenderDear member of the UTMB family:

This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the UTMB Professionalism Initiative. The Professionalism Charter-a significant accomplishment of the program-was created to define the elements of professionalism for all UTMB faculty, staff and students. It calls upon each of us to act with integrity, compassion and respect in our interactions with one another.

The affirmations presented by the charter serve as the cornerstone of UTMB's reputation as a leading academic health sciences center and an institution deserving of the public's trust. The interprofessional and collaborative educational experiences offered through the new synergy initiative are a testament to that future, as promising UTMB students aspire to promote a vision of improved quality health care. Likewise, programs focused on improving quality and service in the UTMB Health System and other areas continue to bring the charter to life throughout the university community.

The responsibilities outlined in this charter influence and hold unique relevance to each of us. Please take a moment to read through and reflect upon these standards, which help us define our expectations for ourselves and for each other. Thank you for your continued commitment to service and excellence.

David L. Callender, MD, MBA, FACS