Academic Catalog

Doctor of Medicine

Educational Goals

The Wayne State University School of Medicine has established a comprehensive set of competencies and institutional learning objectives for the Doctor of Medicine program. This list formalizes the goals of a WSU medical education, and defines what a graduating physician should know to practice medicine in the 21st century. There are six general competencies, including:

  1. integration of the basic sciences in medicine;
  2. integration of clinical knowledge and skills to patient care;
  3. interpersonal and communication skills;
  4. professionalism;
  5. organizational and systems-based approaches to medicine, and;
  6. life-long learning and self-improvement.

Each of these competencies is further refined into specific educational objectives which are taught and measured through the medical school curriculum. 

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