Program Learning Objectives

Patient Care

Students must provide evidence-based care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health and the treatment of illness. Students should be able to evaluate relevant diagnostic information.

Medical and Scientific Knowledge

Students must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical and clinical sciences. They must showcase an ability to apply this knowledge to the practice of medicine. Students should be able to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence into their own ongoing learning, research, and patient care.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Students should demonstrate compassionate and effective interpersonal communication skills toward patients and families. They need to be able articulate information (written and oral) in an organized and clear manner in order to educate and inform patients, families, and colleagues.


Students must demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of professional responsibility and adhere to ethical principles. Students should display the personal attributes of compassion, honesty, integrity, and cultural empathy in all interactions with patients, families, and the medical community.

Health care systems

Students must demonstrate knowledge of and responsibility to the larger context of health care (social, behavioral, economic factors). They should have the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide optimal care.

Reflective practice and personal development

Student must be able to reflect upon their experiences with the goal of continual improvement. They must also demonstrate habits of analysing experiences that affect their well-being, relationships with groups and individuals, and self-motivations and limitations.