Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's overarching goal is to train physicians who will be excellent clinicians and will continuously incorporate knowledge gained from the practice of research and scientific inquiry into their everyday practice of medicine. Not only will the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine physician be well prepared to enter any area of medicine, but will have exceptional skills to prosper as a member of an interprofessionalism team. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine physician will be a thought leader and will thrive in their chosen field whether it is community or academic medicine, research, health policy, or health information technology.
The educational goals and objectives for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are based upon competencies described by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The competencies are expressed as specific outcome measures for graduates. The school’s goals and objectives are to assure demonstrated capability in each of the highly interrelated and mutually supportive competencies.
The goals and objectives will be achieved through a novel curriculum that integrates basic science and clinical sciences across the four-year educational period, and provides a solid foundation and experiences in research and interprofessionalism. Included in the curriculum are learning objectives related to bioethics, legal aspects of clinical cases, quality and safety considerations, use of clinical guidelines, and the research implications of each case.
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