1. Students will be able to apply the skills of history-taking and physical examination to patient care.
  2. Students will identify the acquisition, selection, and limitations of laboratory data for their patient cases.
  3. Students will apply the fundamentals of the medical sciences to the clinical care of patients.
  4. Students will identify basic clinical reasoning skills and will be able to construct appropriate differential diagnoses for a wide range of symptoms, signs and laboratory abnormalities.
  5. Students will illustrate the clinical reasoning process and identify the management for the 21 symptoms listed in the OSCE section of the syllabus.
  6. Students will construct comprehensive assessment and treatment plans for each patient that considers all of the patients’ medical problems as well as their cultural, socioeconomic and educational background.
  7. Students will perform the skills necessary to critically evaluate the medical literature and apply new developments into medical practice in an appropriate manner.
  8. Students will illustrate effective communication skills:  talking with patients and their families, orally presenting cases, discussing cases with consulting physicians, documenting care, and successfully interacting with the interprofessional team.
  9. Students will deliver patient education and develop meaningful discharge plans to assure maximization of the patient’s functional status outside of the hospital.
  10. Students will summarize the concepts and practice of practice based improvement, systems based practice, and the efforts to reduce medical errors in their clinical experiences.
  11. Students will illustrate professionalism in all professional actions and interactions.