UMMS Competency COMMUNICATOR

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Physician as Communicator

This approachable provider focuses on patient-centered care. Transparent, sensitive and culturally competent, communication with diverse patients and their families builds strong, effective relationships. Skilled at fostering collaboration with healthcare team members and providing quality documentation, the graduating physician is prepared to achieve the highest standards of care.

Examples of behaviors our graduates use to demonstrate competence

  • Listens and reflects upon the patient’s experience
  • Respects the views of all members of the healthcare team
  • Avoids medical jargon during the patient encounter