Academic Superiority

Training Physicians in Six Competencies

Did you ever wonder what makes an effective and successful doctor or health care professional? National University of Health Sciences expects its students in the College of Professional Studies to meet a minimum
performance standard in the following Six Competencies:

1. Medical Knowledge

Before graduation, the competent student must be able to demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognitive sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

2. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Before graduation, the competent student must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, patients' families, and professional associates.

3. Patient Care

Before graduation, the competent student must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

4. Professionalism

Before graduation, the competent student must be able to demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

5. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Before graduation, the competent student must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.

6. Systems-Based Practice

Before graduation, the competent student must be able to demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.