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Our Approach


The Thomas F. Frist, Jr. College of Medicine at Belmont University is dedicated to educating and mentoring diverse physician leaders who embrace a whole-person approach to healing in a community of service-learning, inspired by character and the love and grace of Christ.


To cultivate character, compassion and competence through innovative medical education that values interprofessional and community engagement.


  • Christ-centered
  • Student-focused
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Servanthood
  • Humanities
  • Community
  • Dignity and worth of all people
  • Critical thinking
  • Lifelong learning/inquiry
  • Interprofessional teamwork