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By the end of the Medical education at Windsor University School of Medicine, students will be able to achieve the following 6 core competencies:


Medical Knowledge

  • Master fundamental biomedical concepts, terms, processes, and system interactions
  • Describe the determinants of health
  • Utilize evidence in making clinical decisions


Patient Care

  • Conduct patient interviews and physical examinations
  • Diagnose patient health problems
  • Propose evidence-based health maintenance and therapeutic options


Systems-Based Practice

  • Connect knowledge of patient populations and health delivery processes in making diagnoses and therapeutic recommendations
  • Advocate for the humane, just, safe and prudent care of persons
  • Adapt to the complex economic and social structure of health care delivery


Communication and Interpersonal Development

  • Reflect upon one’s personal strengths and weaknesses to make positive changes in one’s behavior
  • Find one’s own meaning in medicine
  • Take care of oneself
  • Deliver effective patient presentations and document accurately in the medical record
  • Communicate and work effectively with others
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in a variety of settings



  • Care deeply about becoming an excellent physician through a life of service
  • Care about and support others in the profession
  • Value and behave in a manner consistent with the highest ethical standards of the profession


Practice-Based Learning

  • Develop a personal plan to become a better medical professional
  • Stimulate intellectual curiosity to question and advance knowledge through scholarship
  • Appropriately utilize evidence-based resources to address uncertainty in medicine and gaps in knowledge/skills