Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education

Triple Aim of Medical Education

Perhaps now more than ever, physicians are facing increased challenges in providing the best care to their patients for the best value, while ensuring that care is delivered in the most compassionate way possible. The Kern Institute aims to nurture authentic expressions of good character in medicine that enables caring and competence in the service of patients. Our vision is to educate physicians to advance the Triple Aim of Medical Education – Character, Competence, and Caring.
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Embracing integrity, fairness, honesty, and good judgment

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Nurturing professionalism, collaboration, leadership, and resilience

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Communicating empathy, kindness, and compassion to patients and families

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