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Professional Behavior and Moral Reasoning Community Engagement and Service System Awareness and Team-Based Care Effective Communication and Interpersonal Skills Continuous Learning and Quality Improvement Personal Awareness and Self-Care Medical Knowledge and Scholarship Patient-Centered Medical Care

Patient Centered Care

Our graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the clinical skills and knowledge necessary to enter postgraduate medical education. They will apply their skills, knowledge and clinical evidence with attention to patients’ perspectives, needs, values and comfort

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Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Our graduates will demonstrate that they have the verbal and non-verbal communication skills needed to have respectful, compassionate and effective conversations with their patients, patients' families and colleagues in order to exchange information and make medical decisions.

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Medical Knowledge & Scholarship

Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific basis of medicine, the ability to apply that knowledge to patient care and the skills to contribute to scholarship in medicine through research or teaching.

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System Awareness & Team-Based Care

Our graduates will demonstrate awareness of the overall healthcare delivery system, as well as the system of care in each of their clinical settings. They'll also demonstrate the ability to work as an effective member of a healthcare team.

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Personal Awareness & Self-Care

Our graduates will demonstrate the capacity to self-reflect on their acculturation to medicine, to assess the impact of their medical school experiences on their evolving personal and professional values and to tend to their own physical and mental health.

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Community Engagement & Service

Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge of community factors that influence individual, community and public health and will gain perspective and experience through service activities within their local or global communities.

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Continuous Learning & Quality Improvement

Our graduates will demonstrate the ability to accurately assess and improve classroom and clinical performance, as well as to acquire, appraise and apply scientific evidence to classroom activities and patient care.

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Professional Behavior & Moral Reasoning

Our graduates will demonstrate a commitment to professional responsibilities and behavior as well as the ability to understand, reflect upon and integrate ethical and moral dimensions of healthcare.

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Ours is a competency-based education framework. This structure explicitly defines our curricular expectations and goals as well as our assessment standards. The Feinberg MD student’s education is defined by achievement of competence. Explore the eight competencies below or download the Feinberg Competency Standards, Anchors and Benchmarks document.