The first PLO is integration of medical knowledge to address the mechanisms of health and diseases. This involves solid utilization of molecular, cellular, clinical, epidemiological, socio-cultural, and researchable methods. In addition, we prepare students for lifelong learning by keeping them up to date on their understanding and practice of evidence-based medicine:

  1. Relate normal structure, development and function to the genetic, biochemical, physiological, neurological, and immunological processes among the major organ systems of the body and understand their roles in maintaining homeostasis.
  2. Assess the role of normal human biological, cognitive, psychological, and behavioral development across the life span as determinants of health and illness.
  3. Determine the impact of genetics, nutrition, epidemiology, and environmental influences on individual health, on disease and on informing treatment in local and global communities.
  4. Relate principles of pathology, physiology, microbiology, and immunology to the clinical evaluation and diagnosis of common diseases and disorders.
  5. Integrate scientific foundations and medical advances with clinical reasoning skills in the prevention, treatment, and management of diseases, including pharmacologic and other interventions that can prevent, cure or alter the course of diseases and disorders.
  6. Build the basic skills that enable students to engage in lifelong learning to stay up to date on scientific basis of medicine.

The core principle of this PLO is to deliver holistic, compassionate, empathic, appropriate, and effective management of health problems and the promotion of health:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to elicit an appropriate medical history and physical examination and synthesize the information into a differential diagnosis.
  2. Propose a suitable management plan, including the selection of laboratory and radiologic tests, interpretation of their results, and the implementation of interventions to diagnose and treat common clinical conditions.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to counsel and educate patients, their families, and other caregivers about treating and preventing diseases.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for patient referral from one provider to the next using appropriate verbal handoff and written documentation.

To develop interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective communication and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health care professionals through demonstrating:

  1. Culturally sensitive, patient-centered communication about medical, emotional, social and spiritual matters to patients, their families, and other caregivers.
  2. Shared decision-making with patients, their families, and other caregivers from all backgrounds.
  3. The ability to present a coherent oral and written summary of patients’ clinical conditions.
  4. The ability to collaborate with other health care professionals and health care teams.

Utilize medical information using evidence-based medicine, and demonstrate ability to deliver the acquired information to other health care provider and the society:

  1. Appraise the medical literature and electronic resources for validity, applicability, limitations and standard of care for the provision of care to individual patients and populations.
  2. Use evidence-based strategies to teach colleagues, patients and the community-at-large about patient care in multiple clinical settings.
  3. Appraise one's growth and development as a lifelong learner through reflective practice of personal and professional strengths and challenges.
  4. Assess one’s personal well-being and its contribution to the health and wellness of their professional community and patient population.

Recognize and demonstrate the importance of several non-biomedical determinants on the overall health system especially economics and culture:

  1. Apply principles of cost-effective medicine to the analysis of the organization, financing, and delivery of health care.
  2. Appraise mechanisms to systematically enhance quality patient care and safety.
  3. Analyze the essential importance of physician advocacy and health care policy in.
  4. improving patient outcomes.
  5. Assess the elements of health care systems that lead to health outcome disparities and propose ways that can mitigate such disparities.
  6. Describe the ways in which cultures and belief systems impact perceptions of and responses to health and illness.
  7. Use appropriate healthcare resources for optimization of patient care.

To acknowledge, discuss and apply several ethical principles operating in the health care and to recognize the skills needed to act professionally at ethical dilemmas:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of ethical principles operating in the healthcare environment and the medical profession.
  2. Apply ethical principles to professional activities including the care of patients and interaction with peers.
  3. Demonstrate leadership, reliability, and integrity in all professional activities.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of how one’s beliefs, values, and conflicts of interest may impact patient care.
  5. Demonstrate compassion and care towards others regardless of differences in beliefs, identity, race, and culture.

To develop a successful and sustainable understanding for the research tools and demonstrate ability to answer basic and clinical questions using the learned research skills, in addition to the ability to transfer the acquired knowledge to the public:

  1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the core concepts of biostatistics and epidemiology, and show ability to critically evaluate the literature.
  2. Demonstrate basic research skills and ethical principles necessary to answer clinical questions.
  3. Recognize the importance of social accountability to address society’s health problems.
  4. Work with multidisciplinary research teams to tackle clinical questions.
  5. Perform practice-based research aiming to the development of new knowledge to serve the community.

Update Process 


Reviewed and approved by Stakeholders Committee

November 07, 2021 – Stakeholders Committee meeting