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Dalhousie Medical School - Educational Outcomes by Mind Map: Dalhousie Medical School - Educational Outcomes
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Dalhousie Medical School - Educational Outcomes

Graduates of Dalhousie Medical School are caring, resourceful physicians, able to work with patients, families, and colleagues to provide excellent care in many different contexts and in complex and uncertain situations. They are able to work as agents of creative change in healthcare institutions and communities.


Goal Statement: As professionals, our graduates are able join and enhance the medical profession, through their commitment to excellence in patient care, high ethical standards, and accountability to society for the responsibilities entrusted to them.


1. In all professional duties, demonstrate personal integrity, honesty, reliability, respect, compassion and commitment towards others. (A)

2. Practice medicine in a manner consistent with the fundamental rights of patients to self-determination, and responsibilities of physicians and healthcare institutions in Canada. (A, C)

3. Recognize ethical dilemmas and dimensions of professional practice, and critically analyze situations in order to propose well-reasoned courses of action. (A)

4. Take into account the uniqueness of each person and the diversity in populations in communicating respectfully with the public and in providing supportive and culturally appropriate care. (C)

5. Take responsibility for situations that place patients at risk. (B)

6. Offer and accept constructive feedback. (A, B)

7. Manage personal well-being in order to meet professional responsibilities, appropriately recognizing limitations and seeking help or consultation. (A, B)


As community contributors, our graduates understand a community’s health needs and respond to promote health. They contribute constructively to communities of practice and the institutions and healthcare systems to which they belong.   These EOs need adjustment! Healthcare system citizenship blurred together with improved health in general


1. Identify the determinants of health and community needs, including barriers to access to care and the particular situation of marginalized and vulnerable populations. (B, C)

WAIT! These are like weekly or case objectives....revert! revert!

2. Participate in public health initiatives, such as screening, vaccination, and surveillance, fulfilling professional and legal reporting responsibilities. (B)

oops--"such as" problem in the objective. Misses population level health promotion.  

3. Identify, weigh and contribute to opportunities for improved health in the communities to which they belong, locally and globally. (B)

4. Work effectively and collaboratively in a range of practice contexts to provide patient care and improve healthcare systems. (A)

Will play out in clinical placements where students develop competencies in different settings. Backed up by knowledge items relating to healthcare systems and communities under 3... and results in ability to make career choices as reflected in their second objective

5. Responsibly steward healthcare resources. (A, B)


As lifelong learners, our graduates engage in self-assessment and reflective practice to integrate clinical experience, and scientific evidence for the improvement of patient care, safety, and outcomes.


1. Formulate clinical questions, search the literature, and evaluate the results to inform diagnosis, prevention, treatment and supportive care for patients. (A, D)

2. Know the appropriate use and limitations of scientific and statistical methods to address questions in basic, clinical, population, health services, and translational research. (B)

3. Reflect critically upon and monitor one’s own performance using appropriate sources of data and practice standards. (A, B, C)

4. Assess learning needs and develop and implement personal learning plans. (A, C)

5. Identify and weigh opportunities for practice improvement in one’s own clinical practice and in healthcare systems and institutions. (C)

6. Teach and learn from others. (A, D)


As skilled clinicians, our graduates are able to apply scientific understanding, clinical skills, professional attitudes, and reflective practice in their provision of safe, patient-centered care, in collaboration with patients, families, colleagues, and communities.


1. Under supervision, manage and provide care across the lifespan of patients with acute, chronic or undifferentiated illness.

2. Diagnosis:

3. Treatment and Management:

4. Information management:

Colour code




Population Health

Policy & Systems


Career planning



Heavily integrative objective!

Overarching Educational Outcomes, approved by Curriculum Committee