UMMS Competency ADVOCATE

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    Physician as Patient & Community Advocate

    This humanitarian is concerned about the health of people within our diverse communities, across the
    commonwealth and the world. As a patient advocate, the graduate promotes health care accessibility and overall community health. By providing care to vulnerable populations in our community, each graduating physician understands how to attend to patients in need.

    Examples of behaviors our graduates use to demonstrate competence

    • Promotes patient and community education
    • Volunteers in the community
    • Cares about and understands special needs and vulnerable populations