SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
College of Medicine
Educational Objectives of the Curriculum
The Six Competencies
1. DOMAIN OF PATIENT CARE
Graduates must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
2. DOMAIN OF MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE
Graduates must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
3. DOMAIN OF PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT
Graduates must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.
4. DOMAIN OF INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Graduatesmust be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their patients families, and professional associates.
5. DOMAIN OF PROFESSIONALISM
Graduates must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population. Graduates must also assess personal values and priorities in order to maintain an appropriate balance of personal and professional commitments.
6. DOMAIN OF SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE
Graduates must demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between themselves and the patient, community, and health care system as well as recognize the impact on optimizing patient care.