Graduation Competencies for Medical Student Education
Knowledge for practice
Demonstrate mastery of clinically relevant scientific knowledge of the normal structure and function of the body, mechanisms of disease, therapeutic interventions, disease prevention and health promotion
Understand the clinical relevance of scientific inquiry and demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate and pally emerging knowledge
Acquire and synthesize relevant patient information to formulate an appropriate differential diagnosis and patient-centered plan
Counsel and educate patients and their families about health conditions, disease prevention and management, and community resources to meet health needs
Use information technology to optimize patient care
Perform basic technical skills related to the care of the patient including the appropriate utilization of informed consent
Practice-based learning and improvement
Access and appraise the most relevant evidence from multiple sources to address important patient and population-based questions.
Utilize self-assessment and feedback from multiple sources to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Contribute to an environment of discovery and learning as a member of a professional community.
Demonstrate a systems-based approach to optimizing care to patients and improving the health of populations
Draw upon community assets and systems resources, integrating individual and population-based strategies, to improve the health of patients and populations
Develop practices to improve value of care through best utilization of health care resources
Respect human dignity and diversity by demonstrating accepting, non-judgmental behaviors and providing compassionate care for all
Take responsibility, behave honestly and act in a timely, organized and dependable manner
Adhere to ethical principles in working with patients and populations
Serve as an advocate to promote health of patients and populations
Interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrate effective communication using oral, written and electronic formats to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with patients, families and communities
Demonstrate effective communication using oral, written and electronic formats to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with members of the interprofessional care team
Effectively convey evidence-based health practices, programs and policies to a variety of audiences
Bridge cultural and health literacy gaps to minimize disparities and optimize health care outcomes