1. Possess comprehensive medical knowledge and skills to practice
medicine with a supervising physician in urban or rural areas in primary
care or in any discipline of medicine.
2. Possess and utilize solid verbal and non-verbal communications
skills to elicit information from patients and family in order to treat
the entire patient and not just the disease process.
3. Perform a thorough complete and problem-oriented physical
examination of a patient.
4. Order and interpret laboratory studies and diagnostic tests to
better determine the appropriate management of a patient.
5. Formulate a differential diagnosis to accurately diagnose and
manage a patient.
6. Manage acute illnesses and chronic medical diseases of a
patient by writing prescriptions, writing inpatient orders, referring
patients to medical specialists for consults or appropriate counseling.
7. Perform patient education of patients and family members to
improve health outcomes of the patient.
8. Have ability to perform a wide array of clinical procedures to
include but are not limited to venous and arterial puncture, IV access,
lumbar puncture, suturing, skin biopsies, joint injections.
9. Practice evidence-based medicine with patient care to keep
abreast of current medical practices.
10. Embrace diversity by being culturally aware of patient
differences that influence health care and apply that cultural knowledge
and skill to better care for diverse patient populations.
11. Appropriately document medical information to decrease the
occurrence of medical errors in medicine.
12. Apply preventative strategies to patient care to improve the
overall health of patients and prevent many chronic diseases from
13. Be involved in advocacy for the profession by educating patients
and the community about the responsibilities and function of a physician
14. Maintain a level of professionalism, ethics, integrity and
excellence that represents UAMS and the medical community.