Medical Education through Competency-Based Objectives in the Caribbean

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

Patient Care
Students must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

Medical Knowledge
Students must demonstrate knowledge of established (all courses MD1-10) and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological (courses in research, Epidemiology) and social-behavioral sciences (Behavioral med, Ethics), as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Students must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals.

Students must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI)
Students must also demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.

Systems-Based Practice (SBP)
Students must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, as well as the ability to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

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