Core Objectives are to produce:
- An ethical and compassionate physician
- A Knowledgeable Physician
- A Skillful Physician
- A Holistic Physician
Commitment to ACGME Core Competencies:
Student, during various stages of education, should demonstrate a knowledge, understanding, and ability to meet ACGME Core Competencies.
Physicians must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
Physicians should demonstrate an understanding of the mechanisms of health and disease. They should be able to demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g., epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
Physicians must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices. This goal reflects routine self-evaluation and life-long learning.
Physicians must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, patients’ families, and professional associates.
Physicians must be able to demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
Physicians must be able to demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.