Clinical Skills

Communicate effectively with patients, their families and members of the health care team. Obtain a comprehensive and/or focused medical history on patients of all categories.

  1. Perform physical and mental status examinations on patients of all categories appropriate to the patient’s condition.
  2. Document pertinent patient health information in a concise, complete and responsible way.
  3. Select appropriate investigations and interpret the results for common and important diseases and conditions.
  4. Recognize and communicate common and important abnormal clinical findings.
  5. Develop a problem list and differential diagnosis based on the history, physical findings and initial investigations.
  6. Apply effective problem solving strategies to patient care.
  7. Perform routine and basic medical procedures.
  8. Provide patient education for all ages regarding health problems and health maintenance.
  9. Identify individuals at risk for disease and select appropriate preventive measures.
  10. Recognize life threatening emergencies and initiate appropriate primary intervention.
  11. Outline the management plan for patients under the following categories of care: preventive, acute, chronic, emergency, end of life, continuing and rehabilitative.
  12. Continually reevaluate management plans based on the progress of the patient’s condition and appraisal of current scientific evidence and medical information.