Mission, Vision, Values


Macon & Joan Brock Virginia Health Sciences At Old Dominion University is an academic health center dedicated to achieving excellence in medical and health professions education, research and patient care. We value creating and fostering a diverse and cohesive faculty, professional staff and student body as the surest way to achieve our mission. Adhering to the highest ethical standards, we will strive to improve the health of our community and to be recognized as a national center of intellectual and clinical strength in medicine and Health Professions. Our commitment to ensuring institutional effectiveness is demonstrated by the continuous assessment processes we use to improve program performance and student learning outcomes.


Brock Virginia Health Sciences will be recognized as the most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions in the United States.


Three core values drive our daily efforts:

  • Excellence: We determine with our stakeholders what is valuable and hold ourselves to high performance standards that fulfill our promises.

  • Collegiality: We serve our community and one another, building strong and mutually supportive relationships. We work as a cooperative, united team to further our purposes of education, research and patient care.

  • Integrity: We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards and accept accountability for all we do and say.