Physician as Professional

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Physician as Professional

Our graduates define and describe the importance of professional values and ethical principles, explain appropriate standards of care and participate as effective members of health care team.

Examples of behaviors our graduates use to demonstrate competence

  • Consistently demonstrate values core to the profession, such as acting in the patient's best interest, honesty, respect and preserving confidentiality.   
  • Understand and practice accepted standards and protocols for care, including informed consent and discussions about limitations of care.
  • Recognize and manage situations that present a conflict of interest, including balancing obligations to patients with one's self interest.
  • Behave in accordance with ethical standards of the profession that include respect for autonomy, beneficence and non-malfeasance.