The Department's mission is to contribute to the overall mission of the John A. Burn's School of Medicine by providing leadership in psychiatric education and training, research, faculty development and services in Hawaii, Asia and the Pacific Basin. The Department is committed to expanding knowledge within a cross-cultural, biological psychological and social framework.
The five-year vision of the Department is to enhance its existing core components and establish an integrated, five-part program comprised of:
- Education and Training of medical students, residents, other mental health graduate students and community mental health and primary care providers.
- Clinical Services, which include a broad spectrum of state-of-the art psychiatric care of patients, with particular focus on developing new models of care for all patients including special populations with a commitment to the disadvantaged, indigent and severely mentally ill.
- Mental Health Research, both psychosocial and neurobiological, in the areas of epidemiology, special population research, cultural psychiatry and prevention and treatment interventions among the ethnic groups of Hawaii, Asia and the Pacific.
- Faculty Development, which assures academic advancement, professional growth and stability.
- Administrative Support which effects sound business management principles and which maximizes the appropriate leveraging of department dollars.