Patient Care

  • Performs complete or focused histories tailored to individual patient presentations and clinical settings, including patient's cultural background and communication skills 
  • Performs comprehensive or focused physical examination using correct techniques to accurately identify common abnormalities with attention to patient comfort and modesty during exam
  • Organizes, synthesizes, and interprets information from patient records, history, and physical examination to construct a differential diagnosis and treatment plan  
  • Understands informed consent and performs uncomplicated procedures on patients or in simulation 
  • Accurately documents subjective and objective findings, assessments, plans, and treatments in paper-based and electronic health records in accordance with established guidelines 
  • Clearly and efficiently presents patients to attending and resident physicians, consultants, peers, and allied health professionals  


  • Applies core scientific knowledge acquired and integrated at the molecular, cellular, organ-system, individual, and population levels to diagnose and treat disease 
  • Engages in clinical reasoning based on an understanding of the patient, pathophysiology, application of sound scientific principles, and fundamental knowledge to solve problems 
  • Recognizes the central importance of discovery and understands how current medical knowledge is scientifically justified and evolves 
  • Critically appraises and incorporates new information in the practice of evidence-based medicine  

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

  • Establishes and maintains effective, collaborative, empathic, and therapeutic relationships with patients and families 
  • Establishes and maintains effective, collaborative relationships with all members of the interprofessional team 
  • Communicates clearly on scientific and medical matters with patients, family, colleagues, and community 
  • Demonstrates effective communication in shared decision-making  


  • Advocates for the interest of patients over one's own interests, demonstrates commitment to helping those in need, and practices respect, humility, compassion, empathy, honor, and integrity 
  • Demonstrates the physician's responsibility to consider the sociocultural dimensions of health and illness while recognizing personal biases and reactions to persons from diverse background 
  • Demonstrates responsibility to oneself, patients, colleagues, the profession, and society 
  • Uses a framework of ethical decision-making in addressing ethical issues and conflicts 
  • Demonstrates familiarity with the laws affecting medical practice and research  

System-Based Practice

  • Understands and applies core principles of health care delivery, organization, and finance 
  • Understands the interaction between population, community, and individual health 
  • Understands and applies principles of quality improvement in patient care 
  • Identifies and understands safety design principles in the care of patients and populations 
  • Identifies and participates in efforts to improve the health care system 
  • Provides cost-effective care using evidence, decision support tools, and electronic health information technology  

Life-Long Learning

  • Uses critical reflection and feedback from multiple sources and engages in appropriate learning activity to improve knowledge, professional skills, and attitudes 
  • Identifies clinical questions in patient care and identifies, appraises, assimilates, and applies scientific evidence from the literature to the care of individual patients 
  • Applies clinical evidence and epidemiology appropriately in patient care