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.