Graduates of the EVMS MD program are community-oriented physicians who serve their patients, colleagues and the broader community with cultural humility and excellence. They seek to improve health outcomes through scholarship, patient education, and health prevention while supporting their personal well-being.

CareFoward Curriculum: Medical Education Program Objectives (MEPOs)
Starting 2023-2024 Academic Year

1. Patient Care: Provide patient-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

  • 1.1. Information Gathering: Use a patient-centered approach to effectively gather information necessary for the care of a patient.
  • 1.2. Assessment and Management: Formulate an assessment and management plan for common clinical conditions.
  • 1.3. Procedures: Participate in performing common procedures.
  • 1.4. Diagnostic and Screening Tools: Recommend and interpret common diagnostic and screening tests.
  • 1.5. Patient-Centered Care: Provide compassionate care that is sensitive to the patient.

2. Medical Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences and the application of this knowledge in patient care.

  • 2.1. Foundational Knowledge: Use knowledge of the scientific disciplines to provide effective patient care.
  • 2.2. Clinical Knowledge: Use clinical knowledge to provide effective patient care.
  • 2.3. Research: Demonstrate knowledge of the scientific method and ethical principles of conducting research.

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Appraise and assimilate scientific evidence to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and lifelong learning

  • 3.1. Evidence-Based Medicine: Critically appraise information resources and apply evidence-based principles to provide effective patient care.
  • 3.2. Life-Long Learning Skills: Identify areas for growth and actively pursue personal and professional development.

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others.

  • 4.1. Communicating in a Professional Health Care Setting: Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills with patients, their families, and other members of the health care team.
  • 4.2. Cultural Humility: Demonstrate cultural humility when interacting with others.
  • 4.3. Teamwork: Effectively participate as a member of a team.

5. Professionalism: Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and adherence to ethical principles.

  • 5.1. Professional Conduct and Accountability: Demonstrate professional conduct and accountability to patients, society, and the profession.
  • 5.2. Medical Ethics: Apply ethical principles in a professional health care setting.

6. Systems-Based Practice: Demonstrate an awareness of, and responsiveness to, the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.

  • 6.1. Fundamental Understanding of Health Care Issues: Analyze issues in the organization and structure of the health care system.
  • 6.2. System Resources: Identify system resources to address social determinants of health needs.
  • 6.3. System Risks and Improvements: Identify system risks and contribute to a culture of safety and improvements.
  • 6.4. Community-Oriented Physician: Demonstrate skills and values of a community-oriented physician to improve health outcomes and promote health equity.