MD Education Program

Patient Care

Recognizing their role as a health care professional, students use knowledge and skills during clinical encounters to gather necessary information and apply evidence to develop appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plans that enhance health and treat disease seen across a spectrum of patients. Graduates will acquire the following competencies related to patient care.

Patient Care 1

Demonstrate progressively more accurate, complete and relevant clinical history-taking and physical examination skills in a variety of settings.

Patient Care 2

Justify a prioritized differential diagnosis in a variety of different clinical situations based on data discovered and interpreted from the patient encounter, medical record and diagnostic testing.

Patient Care 3

Integrate data from a clinical encounter to develop a patient-centered plan of care based on up-to-date scientific information.

Patient Care 4

Incorporate health promotion and patient education on the basis of the patient’s or population’s needs.

Patient Care 5

Perform and document common clinical procedures using appropriate techniques within the limits of the level of training.

Patient Care 6

Demonstrate an appropriate transition of care between providers or settings that minimizes the risk to patient safety.