Medical Expert: The student will be able to:
1. Discuss and apply the core knowledge in the basic foundational sciences to the practice of medicine.
2. Apply the basic science principles that underlie the practice of evidence-based medicine.
3. Perform a complete, accurate, and focused history and physical examination, using a patient centered approach.
4. Formulate a differential diagnosis and management plan based on:
a) The clinical presentation
b) Appropriate diagnostic investigations
5. Assess clinical presentation and order appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests, to investigate prioritized issues identified in the differential diagnosis list, using a systematic and scientific approach.
6. Maintain accurate patient records and files and demonstrate confidentiality in the handling of personal health information.
7. Assess the indications and complications of basic medical procedures and perform them at a defined level of competence.
8. Describe the various healthcare services that are delivered to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples, and the historical basis for the systems as they pertain to these communities.
9. Discuss the rationale for involving consultant physicians and allied health care experts in the care of the patient. Assess the need for consultants and allied health experts involvement in each patients care, and make appropriate referrals / consultations.
Communicator: The student will be able to:
1. Assess and integrate into patient care plans, the influences of the patient’s ideas, beliefs and expectations, age, ethnicity, culture and socioeconomic background.
2. Utilize effective patient centered communication skills during data gathering and information sharing which includes attentive listening, open-ended inquiry, empathy and clarification to ensure understanding.
3. Display an approach to patient interactions which develops rapport, trust and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients and families that are characterized by understanding, respect, honesty and empathy.
4. Deliver information to patients, families and health professionals in a manner that is easily understood, encourages discussion and participation in decision making.
5. Describe the principles of cultural safety in medicine at large with an emphasis on how this pertains to First Nations, Inuit and Metis patients.
6. Demonstrate efficient techniques for accurate and timely record keeping (written or electronic) of clinical encounters and plans.
Collaborator: The student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate effective team skills within a health care context.
2. Describe and apply effective conflict management skills when managing conflict within teams, between teams and within the health care system.
3. Discuss the roles, responsibilities and scopes of practice of health care professionals, and recognize their contribution to effective patient care, including preventative care.
4. Recognize the central role of patients and their families in the provision of patient centered care.
Manager: The student will be able to:
1. Describe the role of the physician in the health care system and their relationships with other health professionals, the facilities / contexts in which they work and the health care community.
2. Discuss the structure and function of the Canadian health care system in broad terms and local influences in the provision of health care.
3. Discuss issues relevant to the access, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and delivery of health care in multiple settings.
4. Discuss the prevention and management of health care errors.
5. Apply basic principles of continuous quality improvement and discuss their importance to a health care setting.
6. Describe approaches that have been implemented to improve the health of First Nations, Inuit or Metis peoples, either locally, regionally or nationally.
Health Advocate: The student will be able to:
1. Explain the determinants of health at local, national and global levels, and assess their impact on individual patient and community health.
2. Describe the influence of epidemics, pandemics, civilian and natural disasters on the delivery of optimal health care.
3. Apply appropriate health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
4. Describe barriers to health care access and the impact on patient health outcomes.
5. Describe the ethical and legal responsibilities of physicians to patients and the communities they serve.
6. Identify resources available to the health care team that aids in the prevention of illness and disease and select appropriate resources for a given situation.
7. Describe the interaction between primary health care and public health.
Scholar: The student will be able to:
1. Select appropriate resources to meet educational needs.
2. Describe the basic principles of clinical and translational research.
3. Apply the principles of the scientific method within evidence-based medicine:
*Pose a scholarly question
*Formulate a hypothesis
*Perform a systematic search for evidence
*Determine an appropriate research methodology
*Select and apply appropriate methods to address the hypothesis
*Write a short research paper using accepted scientific templates
*Discuss the findings of the research study
4. Discuss the principles of research ethics and critical appraisal.
5. Critique medical literature according to accepted standards in order to determine scientific validity and application to clinical medicine.
6. Describe how translational research is conducted, evaluated, explained to patients and applied to patient care.
7. Demonstrate presentation and communication skills that can be applied to various teaching encounters and formats.
Professional: The student will be able to:
1. Recognize and follow the codes of professionalism adopted by the Faculty of Medicine, as well as those developed by their peers and supported by the Faculty.
2. Exhibit professional behaviors in the practice of medicine, including honesty, integrity, compassion, respect and altruism.
3. Engage in critical self-evaluation, self-directed learning and seek assistance whenever necessary.
4. Identify and appropriately manage ethical issues encountered in practice settings.
5. Demonstrate the principles of patient confidentiality as outlined by professional practice standards and legal requirements.
6. Discuss basic legal concepts as they apply to the practice of medicine.
7. Describe the basic concepts of clinical and societal ethics and apply them to actual cases and situations.
8. Demonstrate responsibility through completing assigned tasks and meeting deadlines.