Physician as Patient & Community Advocate

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    Physician as Patient & Community Advocate

    Our graduates define understand the importance of educating the entire community about health-related issues and recognize the physician's responsibility to contribute to the larger community.

    Examples of behaviors our graduates use to demonstrate competence

    • Advocate for comprehensive services and excellence in care for all patients regardless of culture, ethnicity, language or socioeconomic status.
    • Seek opportunities to donate time and expertise to projects that enhance the well-being of others including participation in the free clinics, health care screenings and other community programs.
    • Use knowledge of advocacy organizations and community resources to help patients receive needed services.