Students must be prepared to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective.
|A. Communicate effectively and demonstrate caring and respectful behaviors when interacting with patients and their families
|Students will establish therapeutic relationships with diverse patients through the lifespan; utilize the psychosocial and cultural context of the patient, which fosters effective communication; and recognize and discuss the importance of family dynamics in health care decision making.
|Faculty observations/feedback, clerkship evaluations, OSCE's, summative clinical skills assessment, USMLE Step 2 CS
|B. Gather essential and accurate information about their patients
|Students will conduct effective interviews with patients and elicit complete and focused medical histories relevant to the chief concern; perform complete and focused physical examinations; identify components of the physical exam that are critical to the clinical presentation; identify abnormal findings; and relate differential diagnosis and examination findings.
|MCQ, faculty observations and feedback, observed full history and physical examination, clerkship evaluations, OSCE's, mini CEX, summative clinical skills assessment, USMLE 2 CS, USMLE Step 2CK
|C. Make informed decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment
|Students will identify differential diagnoses for cardinal presentations; indicate appropriate evaluation plans; modify diagnostic strategies in response to test results; and develop appropriate management plans for patients using evidence-based medicine.
|MCQ, faculty observations and feedback, performance on course quizzes & examinations, performance in small group exercises, clerkship evaluations, OSCE, summative clinical skills assessment, USMLE 2CS, USMLE Step 2CK
|D. Counsel and educate patients and their families
|Students will evaluate a patient’s level of understanding and its potential impact on education and counseling; use lay person terminology to explain disease processes and procedures; and develop approaches to counsel and educate patients and families, which are individualized to the patient/family situation.
|Faculty observations and feedback, clerkship evaluations, OSCE's, summative clinical skills assessment, interprofessional collaborative care plan exercise and exam
|E. Use information technology to support patient care decisions and patient education
|Students will identify credible information sources for research and education and use best evidence to develop diagnostic and management plans and to provide patient education.
|Faculty observations and feedback, MCQ, narrative and oral feedback for EBM activities
|F. Perform required clinical procedures
|Students will perform basic life support; apply universal precautions; and perform designated procedures with proper techniques and consideration of patient’s rights.
|Completion of BLS requirement, pass universal precautions course, pass procedures course, faculty testing, faculty observation and feedback, procedure logs
|G. Work with patients in maintaining health
|Students will identify risk factors for illness or injury within the context of the individual, the family, work, and the social environment; identify standardized approaches for changing health behavior; and describe regimens for health maintenance.
|Faculty observations/evaluations, MCQ's, Clerkship evaluations, NBME subject exams, OSCEs
|H. Work as members of multi-disciplinary health care teams to provide patient- focused care
|Students will identify and describe the components of patient centered care in practice environments; interact appropriately with other healthcare team members; and identify the many roles that health care members have in patient care.
|Student portfolio, interprofessional collaborative care plan exercise and examination; clerkship evaluations