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Institutional Objectives


Medical knowledge

1-1. Medical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific principles that underlie the current understanding of normal human development, behavior, function, aging, and disease. They will apply these principles in the discussion of health maintenance and common disease processes and in the evaluation and management of patients.

1-2. Medical Knowledge: Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the manner in which people of diverse cultures and belief systems perceive health and illness and respond to various symptoms, diseases, and treatments. This includes considering the individual patient’s education, financial resources, and alternative or complementary medical practices as well as the effect of social needs and socioeconomic factors on patient care.

1-3. Medical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge of common problems and differences across age, gender, and other groups.

1-4. Medical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic strategies for promoting health and preventing disease and apply this understanding to patient care.

1-5. Medical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the scientific basis and appropriate interpretation of common diagnostic methods, such as diagnostic imaging and clinical pathology.

1-6. Medical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate an understanding of their role in addressing the medical consequences of common societal problems, such as the prevention, diagnosis, appropriate reporting, and treatment of violence and abuse.

1-7. Medical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate through laboratory or other practical opportunities the application of scientific method, observation, and critical analysis of data.

1-8. Medical Knowledge: Students will demonstrate an understanding of medical-legal responsibilities and how they relate to the duty and ability to act within the legal parameters, including abiding by those duties to protect and respect patient confidentiality, as well as the exceptions to those duties.

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Patient care

2-1. Patient Care: Students will accurately perform and document complete and focused histories and physical examinations that are based on the pathophysiology of presenting complaints and that address relevant psychosocial and family issues.

2-2. Patient Care: Students will identify and prioritize patients’ problems, formulate appropriate differential diagnoses, and develop appropriate plans for treatment and/or management in both the outpatient and inpatient settings.

2-3. Patient Care: Students will encounter patients with selected conditions and the students will accurately record the encounters.

2-4. Patient Care: Students will perform selected diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

2-5. Patient Care: Students will perform complete and focused case presentations that are accurate and well-organized; prepare and maintain complete, accurate, well-organized medical records.

2-6. Patient Care: Students will inform patients and their families about health and illness in a way that is clear and appropriate to their needs, including counseling on prevention and psychosocial issues.

2-7. Patient Care: Students will demonstrate an understanding of and respect for cultural differences in communication with and management of patients. Students will demonstrate an understanding of prevention, acute, chronic, continuing, rehabilitative, and end-of-life care and apply these to patient care.


Interpersonal and Communications

3-1. Interpersonal and Communications: Students will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with patients, patients’ families, colleagues, and others with whom physicians must exchange information in carrying out their responsibilities.

3-2. Interpersonal and Communications: Students will skillfully discuss sensitive issues with patients and their families in an effective, compassionate, non-judgmental manner.

3-3. Interpersonal and Communications: Students will demonstrate a commitment and skill in teaching to and learning from students, colleagues, and other members of the health professions and patients.

3-4. Interpersonal and Communications: Students will demonstrate compassionate treatment of patients and respect for their privacy and dignity.


Professionalism

4-1. Professionalism: Students will act in an ethically responsible manner, displaying integrity, honesty, and appropriate boundaries with patients, patients’ representatives, and fellow health care professionals.

4-2. Professionalism: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the theories and principles that govern ethical decision making and how these apply to major ethical dilemmas in medicine.

4-3. Professionalism: Students will demonstrate a balance of their own needs and values with their professional responsibilities towards patients.

4-4. Professionalism: Students will recognize the limit of their own knowledge, skills, and behavior through self-reflection and seek to overcome those limits.

4-5. Professionalism: Students will recognize and appropriately address gender and cultural biases in themselves and others.


Self-directed and Lifelong learning

5-1. Self-directed and Lifelong learning: Students will recognize the need to engage in self-directed and lifelong learning to stay abreast of scientific advances.

5-2. Self-directed and Lifelong learning: Students will demonstrate the ability to locate, critically analyze, and apply biomedical information for solving problems and making decisions that are relevant to the care of individuals and populations.

5-3. Self-directed and Lifelong learning: Students will use evidence-based approaches to decide whether to accept new findings, therapies, and technologies for incorporation into medical practice.

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