Competencies

Our rebuild of the curriculum started with what we expect our students to be capable of at the end of each segment.  

Ready to help and serve and learn
Our students are involved from the start. At the end of the first two weeks of the Advanced Learning Strategies course, students will be prepared to learn in a fast-moving curriculum and begin the training that will allow them to serve and help the community.

Ready for clinic
At the conclusion of the eight-month Segment 1, students will be ready for clinic and will be placed in continuity clinics at the start of Segment 2.

Ready for clerkships
At the end of Segment 2 (eight months) students are ready to begin clerkships. They have gained enough clinical skills and tools to be able to function as a skilled member of the clinical team and concentrate their learning on care of the patient.

Ready for internship
By the conclusion of the Segment 3 (12 months), the physician-in-training is ready for internship.

Ready for leadership in residency
At graduation, each student is ready to step into residency as a as a highly-skilled, well-prepared Warrior Strong resident — ready to star!

The Warrior M.D. Curriculum doesn't simply prepare students for graduation – it positions them as leaders among their peers. As a Warrior M.D., you'll learn to:

  • Take a patient-centered history
  • Perform a physical examination
  • Demonstrate understanding of relevant scientific principles of medicine
  • Prioritize a differential diagnosis based on clinical reasoning
  • Develop a patient care plan
  • Perform technical procedures
  • Communicate with patients and their support system regarding their care
  • Participate in difficult conversations with patients and their families
  • Document and present patient findings and treatment plans
  • Explain the scientific principles of medicine as applied to differential diagnoses and patient care plans
  • Use electronic medical records
  • Formulate clinical questions and search the literature for evidence that enhances patient care
  • Contribute to generalizable medical knowledge
  • Apply best evidence to the care of individual patients
  • Recognize and address ethical dilemmas
  • Protect patient information
  • Fulfill the unique professional role of a physician in society
  • Manage time
  • Be a leader
  • Use feedback to improve your practices
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness to patients, colleagues and other health care personnel
  • Treat patients while understanding your own biases
  • Treat patients without regard to personal advantage
  • Work in interprofessional teams
  • Identify personal limitations and seek assistance as needed
  • Teach peers and team members
  • Serve the community
  • Contribute to health care quality and safety initiatives