A Century of Teaching and Healing 1892-1992 - The first one hundred years of the Creighton University School of Medicine
Boro, Carolyn J.
Mead, Beverley T.
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Founded in 1878, Creighton University was the realization of a dream of Edward Creighton to provide an education for the children of Omaha's settlers in a morally rich climate. In 1879, Omaha's Bishop James O'Connor asked the Society of Jesus to take responsibility for the growth and development of Creighton University. This new Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education became one of the now 28 Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States. Edward Creighton's dream was enlarged and strengthened when his brother, John, founded the Creighton College of Medicine in 1892, the first professional school of the fledgling University. Since that time, many things have changed, but one thing that has always remained the same has been the goal of the Creighton School of Medicine to educate competent, caring physicians in the Jesuit tradition. It is a goal that has been admirably met by the School of Medicine in its 100 years of existence. The true measure of the success of any educational institution is its graduates, and the Creighton School of Medicine, as evidenced by its 5,996 physician graduates, has been a success. The School of Medicine has always been an integral component of Creighton University. We in the Creighton community are justifiably proud of the achievements and progress made by our medical colleagues. Their long tradition of innovation and educational excellence reflects honorably on Creighton, whose education forms men and women to be leaders in their professions and of service to society. I am confident that the future holds even greater promise. It is with great pride that I salute the achievements of the 100 years of the School of Medicine, and join in celebrating its Centennial Anniversary. Congratulations from the entire Creighton family.