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As an educational community, the University of Massachustts Medical School (UMMS) strives to produce graduates who will become caring healers both by assuring that they possess the requisite knowledge and skills and by strengthening their natural talents and desire to care for others.
The multiple roles of the physician as healer, and the associated competencies that graduating medical students must demonstrate, form the basis for a new way of organizing what is taught, how it is taught and the methods for evaluating student performance at UMMS. They embody the Medical School’s educational philosophy and the distinctive atributes of its faculty and students.
These six roles, which form the cornerstone for a redefining of the Medical School’s educational objectives, are Physician as . . . Professional, Scientist, Communicator, Clinical Problem Solver, Patient & Community Advocate, and Person.