Outcomes and Competencies of the ComEx Program

Outcome – Medical Knowledge

Competencies:

  • Observe or elicit the taking of a complete and accurate medical and biopsychosocial history.
  • Observe or perform complete and appropriate physical examinations.
  • Demonstrate increasing proficiency in case presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write progress notes in a standard format with pertinent content.
  • Recognize the appearance of varied clinical pathologies and formulate differential diagnoses.

Outcome – Patient Management

Competencies:

  • Provide evidence-informed ideas in discussion of treatment protocols that are consistent with naturopathic principles.
  • Observe and participate in the formulation of therapeutic interventions, and assess their effectiveness.

Outcome – Communication and Collaboration

Competencies:

  • Demonstrate the ability to function as part of a patient care team.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish patient rapport.
  • Recognize strategies for dealing with difficult encounters, increasing patient compliance, and encouraging return visits as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate or observe the delivery of diagnostic findings and diagnoses, and provision of patient education around those findings.
  • Observe the process of patient referrals and consultation with other healthcare providers as required.

Outcome – Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Competencies:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to independent learning.
  • Demonstrate acceptance of critical feedback.
  • Demonstrate integration of basic science and clinical knowledge.
  • Demonstrate ability to accept uncertainty.
  • Demonstrate clinical curiosity.

Outcome – Ethics and Professionalism

Competencies:

  • Demonstrate respect, compassion and integrity in patient and professional interactions.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical principles of medicine.
  • Adhere to NUNM clinic and preceptor manual requirements of professional conduct and attire.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to patients with a variety of cultural, ethnic, and financial backgrounds.

Outcome – Practice Management and Business Skills

Competencies:

  • Observe business strategies for the creation of a successful practice.