Patient Care

Patient Care 

  • Obtain an accurate and thorough patient-centered medical history from patients, families, other health care providers, and electronic health records, including through a medical translator

  • Perform an accurate and thorough physical examination of a patient as part of both a complete and/or a focused examination while maintaining patient’s emotional and physical comfort.

  • Identify appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures, and correctly interpret their results for a range of acute and chronic medical problems.

  • Demonstrate the use of sound clinical reasoning and current scientific evidence to formulate a differential diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • Construct appropriate preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative management strategies for patients incorporating their cultural needs other relevant individual characteristics such as genetics, age, and social determinants of health.

  • Recognize patients with critical or life-threatening conditions and initiate appropriate therapy.

  • Collaborate with patients, families and healthcare professionals in a multidisciplinary approach to implement optimal and comprehensive patient care strategies

  • Perform common procedures safely and correctly while attending to patient comfort, including participating in obtaining informed consent.