Physician as Person

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Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
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Physician as Person

Our graduates understand their motivations, limitations and values; recognize their own reactions to difficult situations, and understand how these personal responses may affect their lives and work.

Examples of behaviors our graduates use to demonstrate competence

  • Solicit and accept suggestions from others about ways to address personal weaknesses and to improve performance.
  • Use proper techniques to manage stress, anxiety or other intrusive emotional states including recognition of when and how to seek help.
  • Appropriately cope with medical mistakes and learn from them when they occur.
  • Understand and strive to achieve balance in personal life and professional practice.