This theme deals with medicine as a profession, teaching skills that are required to fare in the medical workforce (e.g. teamwork and stress-management) as well as in the wider profession (e.g. maintaining scholarly connections).

By the time they graduate, students should have:

  • Commitment to compassionate and ethical professional behavior.
  • The ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team and to accept and provide leadership as appropriate.
  • Recognition of the inevitability of decision-making in circumstances of uncertainty and the capacity to make rational and sensitive decisions based on the best available evidence.
  • The ability to recognize his or her personal, physical, and emotional needs; and the ability to respond to stress and maintain openness to assistance in time of need.
  • Ongoing commitment to the advancement of learning within a community of medical scholars,
    skills in the recording, organization and management of information, including the use of appropriate information technology resources.