Goals and Objectives of the Education Program

Curriculum Goals:

  1. Mastery and Integration of Clinical, Basic and Health Systems Sciences

  2. Excellence in Clinical Skills

  3. Excellence in Professionalism and Humanism

  4. Commitment to the Health of the Community and Appreciation of Social and Cultural Diversity

  5. Dedication to Lifelong Learning and Personal Wellness

  6. Development of effective education and communication skills

 

Curriculum Objectives:

Goal 1: Mastery and Integration of Clinical, Basic and Health Systems Sciences
  • Demonstrate comprehension of core basic science knowledge
  • Demonstrate comprehension of core clinical knowledge
  • Demonstrate an ability to utilize basic science knowledge to explain normal and abnormal physical findings
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care
Goal 2: Excellence in Clinical Skills
  • Perform a comprehensive history and physical, including obtaining a complex biopsychosocial history
  • Exhibit facility in developing differential diagnoses and therapeutic plans
  • Present a patient in a comprehensive, logical analytical fashion
  • Demonstrate ability to counsel patients
  • Demonstrate competency in basic clinical procedures
Goal 3: Excellence in Professionalism and Humanism
  • Demonstrate respect for the patient, patient's family and all members of the health care team
  • Listen to the patient in a judgment and value-free manner
  • Demonstrate moral and ethical behavior at all times and recognize and follow the NJMS Professional Code of Conduct
  • Recognize and learn from mistakes
  • Display a kind and caring manner with patients, colleagues and other members of the medical team
  • Set high standards for behavior for oneself and model them for one's peers
Goal 4: Commitment to the Health of the Community and Appreciation of Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain a history and physical that accommodates a patient's belief systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a treatment plan that accommodates the gender, cultural, and socio-economic context of the patient
  • Demonstrate cultural and linguistic competency by the recognition and mitigation of bias
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a functional history and physical, and develop a treatment plan in individuals with disabilities and chronic diseases
  • Demonstrate an understanding of social responsibility and a commitment to service
Goal 5: Dedication to Lifelong Learning and Personal Wellness
  • Practice evidence-based medicine
  • Recognize when to seek consultation
  • Be able to learn from patients and all members of the healthcare team
  • Develop an understanding of one's own strengths, weaknesses, biases and fears
  • Develop the skills to attain self-awareness and maintain personal wellness
Goal 6: Development of Effective Skills in Education and Communication
  • Teach patients how to maximize wellness, prevent disease and manage illness
  • Effectively teach junior students and peers
  • Make organized and concise oral presentations
  • Be an effective listener
  • Communicate with others in a non-judgmental manner
  • Write articulate, legible and interpretable histories, physicals and progress notes

 

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