Desirable Physician Attributes

Desirable Physician Attributes

Desirable Physician Attributes

Please “X” all competencies that apply to your conference/meeting.

Name of Conference:______

Date of Conference: ______

Person(s) Determining the Attributes:______

Institute of Medicine Core

1. Provide patient-centered care identify, respect, and careabout patients' differences, values, preferences, andexpressed needs; relieve painand suffering; coordinatecontinuous care; listen to, clearlyinform, communicate with, and educate patients; share decisionmaking and management; andcontinuously advocate diseaseprevention, wellness, andpromotion of healthy lifestyles,including a focus on populationhealth

2. Work in interdisciplinary teamscooperate,collaborate, communicate, and integrate carein teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable

3. Employ evidence-based practice integrate best research withclinical expertise and patientvalues for optimum care, andparticipate in learning and research activities to the extent feasible

4. Apply quality improvement identify errors and hazards incare; understand and implementbasic safety design principles,such as standardization and simplification; continuallyunderstand and measure qualityof care in terms of structure,process, and outcomes inrelation to patient andcommunity needs; and designand test interventions to changeprocesses and systems of care,with the objective of improvingquality

5. Utilize informatics

communicate, manage,knowledge, mitigate error,and support decision makingusing information technology


6. Patient care that is

compassionate,appropriate, andeffective for the treatment of health problems and thepromotion of health.

7. Medical knowledge about

establishedand evolvingbiomedical, clinical, and cognate(e.g., epidemiological and socialbehavioral) sciences and theapplication of this knowledge topatient care

8. Practice-based learning and improvementthat involvesinvestigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisaland assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements inpatient care.

9. Interpersonal andCommunication skills

that result in effective information exchange and teaming withpatients, their families, and otherhealth professionals

10. Professionalism

as manifested through a commitment tocarrying out professionalresponsibilities, adherence toethical principles, and sensitivityto a diverse patient population

11. Systems-based practice

as manifested by actions thatdemonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the largercontext and system for healthcare and the ability to effectivelycall on system resources toprovide care that is of optimalvalue


12. Evidence of professional standingsuch as an unrestricted license, a license that has no limitations on the practice of medicine and surgery in that jurisdiction.

13. Evidence of a commitment to lifelong learningand involvement in a periodic self-assessment process to guide continuing learning

14. Evidence of cognitive expertisebased on performance on an examination. That exam should be secure, reliable and valid. It must contain questions on fundamental knowledge, up-to date practice-related knowledge, and other issues such as ethics and professionalism

15. Evidence of evaluation of performance in practice

including the medical care provided for common/major health problems (e.g., asthma,

diabetes, heart disease, hernia, hip surgery) and physicians behaviors, such as communication and professionalism, as they relate to patient care


16. Values / Ethics for Inter-professional Practice

17. Roles / Responsibilities

18. Inter-professional Communication

19. Teams and Teamwork