A Physician is first and foremost a Healer. Six attributes of the physician as healer
form the organizing headings of this document: Professional,
Clinical Problem Solver,
Patient & Community Advocate, and
Person. Under each heading, we describe specific
competencies that students graduating from UMass School of Medicine will have demonstrated.
As an educational community, we strive to produce graduates who will become caring
healers both by assuring that they possess the requisite knowledge and skills and
by strengthening their natural talents and desire to care for others.
Competencies for Medical Education ( printable version)