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    Aims and Goals

    Aim -

    To prepare students for entry into postgraduate medicine by providing an environment where they can develop a usable fund of current medical knowledge, competence in a variety of essential clinical skills, and enabling attitudes such as caring, compassion, professionalism, and intellectual enthusiasm.

    Goals -

    Our curriculum should provide appropriately sequenced and integrated relevant content and learning activities in a supportive environment where students:

    • develop a reasoned approach to solving and managing problems related to health and disease based upon established scientific concepts and the principles of medicine
    • synthesize and integrate knowledge gained from several disciplines into plausible explanations for clinically related problems or situations
    • learn to communicate in a scholarly, professional and timely manner learn and practice essential clinical skills including -
      • data collection, both history-taking and the physical exam
      • basic procedural skills
      • proper and cost-effective use of the laboratory and other diagnostic aids
      • development of an effective diagnostic plan
      • the critical appraisal, interpretation and application of scientific medical literature to clinical practice
      • effective strategies for the prevention of disease and promotion of wellness
    • take an active role in their own education through facilitated and productive independent study
    • practice learning as a lifelong activity
    • recognize the role of the generalist and specialty approaches to medical care in the perspective of our current health care system
    • develop sensitive ethical attitudes toward patients and their care that take into account the biological, social and psychological needs of individual patients, their families and society at large
    • learn and effectively use interpersonal skills to establish and maintain ongoing collegial relationships with faculty, peers and other professionals
    • develop a compelling sense of responsibility for all aspects of professional life while pursuing and achieving the standard of excellence

    Approved by Faculty Assembly May 17, 1995

    Approved by Executive Committee of the Faculty June 13, 1995