INMED Academic

Mission, Values, and Strategic Plan

Embark on a voyage into the core principles shaping the Institute for International Medicine (INMED). Explore our mission statement, unwavering values, and strategic roadmap, as we collectively strive for excellence in education, innovation, and community impact. Join us in understanding the guiding principles that steer our shared vision for a dynamic and purpose-driven academic community.

Our Mission


Half of the world’s population live on less than $5 per day. These individuals are frequently forgotten, poor, undereducated, minorities, disabled, elderly, veterans, refugees, migrants, chronically ill, and victims of war or disaster.


Healthcare professionals and students are often highly motivated to serve. However, many feel ill-prepared in the face of cross-cultural barriers, unfamiliar diseases, and limited resources.


INMED, the Institute for International Medicine, is a graduate school whose mission is to equip healthcare professionals & students to serve the forgotten. Since 2003 INMED is a federally-recognized, non-profit institution of higher learning.


INMED emphasizes interactive learning, role modeling, and hands-on experience. INMED’s offerings include:

  • Short Self-Paced Courses in core global health subjects
  • Formal Graduate Certificate Courses, including International Medicine, International Nursing, and International Public Health
  • Supervised service-learning healthcare experiences in twenty-five nations
  • Graduate Diploma in International Medicine (DIMPH), International Nursing (DINPH), and International Public Health (DIPH)
  • Master’s Degree in International Health (MIH)
  • Annual Humanitarian Health Conferences
  • Accreditation of continuing medical education for physicians


INMED Graduate Certificate, Diploma and Master’s Degree graduates passionately and skillfully care for the world’s most vulnerable. Please join them!

Our Values

The Good Samaritan is a moving account told by the Great Physician of a compassionate outsider coming to the aid of a common man who was robbed, beaten, and left for dead. In concluding, Christ Jesus urged, “Go and do likewise.” Many healthcare professionals today follow this model of kindness toward those who are most disadvantaged, making service for and empowerment of the forgotten an intentional career commitment. Countless lives are preserved through their ongoing devotion, whether in their home communities or in distant locales.


INMED’s Faculty, Staff, Senior Administrators, and Board of Directors are pleased to partner with an ever growing number of learners, healthcare professionals, universities, residency programs, healthcare facilities, and national health leaders – all intent on inspiring and equipping healthcare professionals to “Go and do likewise” to benefit our world’s most forgotten.


INMED values are based upon Biblical scripture and are consistent with INMED’s statement of faith:

  • Compassion to all humanity: We honor the value of all human life by respecting the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of all – regardless of wealth, culture, or social status. Genesis 1:26-27, Colossians 3:12
  • Excellence and Integrity: We are committed to high academic standards and exemplary conduct, demonstrating a steadfast moral and ethical uprightness. Colossians 3:23, 2 Corinthians 8:21
  • Service: We are called to serve the most marginalized people on earth, to relieve suffering, to facilitate sustainable improvements, and to respect those in need as active participants in their own wellbeing. Ephesians 6:6-7, Luke 4:18-19
  • Stewardship: We are stewards of resources, knowledge, and partnerships and we are committed to being efficient, effective, and transparent in our communications and relationships with our students, partners, communities, and governments. 1 Corinthians 4:2, 14:40
  • Partners: We actively seek association and cooperation with students, faculty, networks, and organizations that share similar values and mission. Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • Lifelong Learning: We are committed to lifelong learning in the pursuit of serving the forgotten. Matthew 11:29-30, Proverbs 4:11

Our Statement of Faith

The following is INMED’s statement of faith, which is modeled on other evangelical statements including that of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE).

By adopting this model language, INMED does not necessarily affirm the interpretations of the statement, or other policies or positions taken by NAE or its member organizations.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Man is saved by faith alone in Christ alone.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Diversity Policy

INMED admits qualified students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or religion.

The Institute for International Medicine embraces diversity and recognizes our responsibility to facilitate a welcoming learning environment where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can learn and serve. We commit to fostering a learning environment where diversity of opinion and perspective is welcomed, and where students, faculty, and staff can engage thoughtfully in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Although there is great diversity in our student body, the INMED community is unified by a shared mission of serving the forgotten of this world. We apply this policy to our recruitment, admissions, employment, evaluation, disciplinary, and advancement practices.

Our Strategic Plan

Explore the strategies that underpin our vision, as we collectively strive to enhance education, foster innovation, and contribute to a dynamic and inclusive academic environment.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Mother Teresa
Founder of the Missionaries of charity
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