Residents are expected to uphold the Osteopathic Oath in the conduct of their professional activities that promote advocacy of patient welfare, adherence to ethical principles, collaboration with health professionals, life-long learning, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population. Residents should be cognizant of their own physical and mental health in order to care effectively for patients.
The resident may meet this competency by demonstrating the following:
- This resident demonstrated respect for his/her patients and families and advocated for the primacy of his/her patient's welfare and autonomy.
- This resident adhered to ethical principles in the practice of medicine.
- This resident demonstrated awareness and proper attention to issues of culture, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and mental and physical disabilities.
The resident may demonstrate competency by using the following methods of evaluation: