UMMS Competency PROFESSIONAL

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Physician as Professional

Always acting in the patient’s best interest, this steadfast caregiver is compassionate and effective in high-stress situations. Honest, respectful interaction with patients and patient families preserves patient dignity and improves quality of care. Benefiting from intense mentoring, each graduating physician strives toward the highest ethical standards and life-long learning.

Examples of behaviors our graduates use to demonstrate competence

  • Respects privacy and minimizes potential for embarrassment
  • Maintains composure even when under stress
  • Seeks out advice and mentorship