Upon completion of the four-year course of medical training, the graduating student will be able to:

  • Contribute to and provide compassionate, appropriate, and effective patient-centered care to promote health and treat disease.

    1. Elicit thorough medical histories using questions appropriate for the patient and the patient’s presenting concerns.
    2. Perform both comprehensive and focused accurate physical examinations using techniques appropriate to the complexity and acuity of the patient.
    3. Perform basic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
    4. Share clinical data effectively via case presentation and documentation.
    5. Assess patients and develop care plans based on relevant information, patient preferences, and current scientific evidence.
    6. Select and interpret appropriate procedures and diagnostic tests.
    7. Develop and prioritize differential diagnoses and carry out management plans.
    8. Counsel and educate patients and their families and include them in shared decision-making.
    9. Apply evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion strategies in the healthcare of patients and communities.
    10. Participate in appropriate transitions of care.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of and employ established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, and social-behavioral sciences relevant to patient care and health promotion.

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of structures and processes in the human body in healthy and diseased states.
    2. Apply knowledge of genetic, environmental, social, and structural factors on health and disease to care for patients and populations.
    3. Apply principles of basic, clinical, social, and health systems sciences to diagnostic decision-making and clinical problem solving of common diseases and disorders.
    4. Apply principles and knowledge of epidemiology to identify health problems, risk factors, treatment strategies, and disease prevention/health promotion efforts for patients and populations.
    5. Use digital health tools in the provision of patient care (e.g., EMR, telehealth).
    6. Conduct scholarly work in an area of emphasis.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal care.

    1. Work effectively in various health care delivery settings.
    2. Contribute to the coordination of patient care within the health system.
    3. Identify issues related to patient safety and quality improvement.
    4. Apply principles of population and public health to the analysis and design of healthcare.
    5. Incorporate considerations of cost awareness and risk-benefit analysis in patient and/or population-based care.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and adherence to ethical principles.

    1. Act professionally with compassion, integrity, and respect in all interactions with patients, families, faculty, colleagues, and staff.
    2. Carry out responsibilities in a timely manner.
    3. Adhere to ethical principles and the values of the profession.
    4. Manage conflict between personal and professional responsibilities.
    5. Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population.
    6. Respect patient privacy and autonomy.
    7. Ensure confidentiality and comply with all relevant laws, policies, and regulations.
  •  Demonstrate the qualities required to sustain lifelong personal and professional growth.

    1. Develop the ability to use self-awareness of knowledge, skills, and emotional limitations to engage in appropriate help-seeking behaviors.
    2. Use healthy coping mechanisms to respond to stress.
    3. Manage conflict between personal and professional responsibilities.
    4. Practice flexibility and maturity in responding to feedback with the capacity to alter one’s behavior.
    5. Demonstrate trustworthiness that makes colleagues feel secure when one is responsible for the care of patients.
    6. Recognize that ambiguity is part of clinical health care and respond by utilizing appropriate resources in dealing with uncertainty.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.

    1. Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the public, as appropriate, across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
    2. Communicate effectively with colleagues within one’s profession or specialty, other health professionals, and health related agencies.
    3. Work effectively as a member of a team.
    4. Document patient encounters in the electronic medical record in a comprehensive and timely manner.
    5. Demonstrate sensitivity, honesty, empathy, and compassion in all settings and in all patient interactions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage in an interprofessional team in a manner that optimizes safe and effective patient and population-centered care.

    1. Work with other health professionals in a respectful manner.
    2. Use the knowledge of one’s own role and the roles of other health professionals to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of the patients and populations served.
    3. Participate in leadership and supporting roles to establish, develop, and enhance interprofessional teams.
  • Demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate the care of one’s patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and lifelong learning.

    1. Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s own knowledge and behavior.
    2. Reflect on knowledge, skills, and one’s own limitations to engage in appropriate help-seeking behaviors including, but not limited to, soliciting, and incorporating feedback.
    3. Develop personal learning and improvement goals and make plans to accomplish them and demonstrate achievement.
    4. Access, appraise, and utilize evidence from scientific studies to inform patient care and communicate results to the greater medical community in accordance with scientific, scholarly, and regulatory standards.
  • Recognize and develop approaches to mitigate bias, social inequities, and systemic racism that undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at individual, organizational, and societal levels.

    1. Use historical examples of institutional racism in science and medicine to recognize the present-day role of structural racism on the health of individuals and performance of health systems.
    2. Be aware of how the use of racial designations in research, medical education, and patient care can compromise the delivery of health care.
    3. Provide patient care in a manner that recognizes social and community contexts of health care and structural factors that influence health, disease, and disability.
    4. Provide patient care in a manner that reflects inclusive and anti-racist principles.
    5. Work collaboratively with local communities and community organizations to address issues affecting the health and health status of individuals and populations.
    6. Identify personal biases and beliefs that may impact patient care and interactions with others on the health care team and work to implement corrective actions.