Montana Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at RVUs Montana campus, students will be able to do the following:
1. Apply osteopathic principles and practices to patient care.
- AOA CC#1: Osteopathic Philosophy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine – Demonstrate and apply knowledge of accepted standards in osteopathic manipulative treatment appropriate to the specialty. Remain dedicated to life-long learning and to practice habits in osteopathic philosophy and OMM.
2. Apply knowledge of biomedical sciences to clinical medicine.
- AOA CC#2: Medical Knowledge – Demonstrate and apply knowledge of accepted standards of clinical medicine in the respective areas; remain current with new developments in medicine and participate in life-long learning activities.
3. Perform comprehensive patient care utilizing best practices of osteopathic medicine.
- AOA CC#3: Patient Care – Demonstrate the ability to effectively treat patients and provide medical care that incorporates the osteopathic philosophy, patient empathy, awareness of behavioral issues, the incorporation of preventive medicine and health promotion.
4. Utilize effective communication skills to support positive patient-centered and inter-professional relationships.
- AOA CC#4: Interpersonal and Communication Skills – Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable a physician to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of health care teams.
5. Uphold principles of the RVU Osteopathic Oath.
- AOA CC#5: Professionalism – Uphold the Osteopathic Oath in the conduct of one’s professional activities that promotes advocacy of patient welfare, adherence to ethical principles, and collaboration with health professionals, life-long learning, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population; be cognizant of physical and mental health to effectively care for patients.
6. Evaluate patient-care practices through critical thinking using evidence-based medical principles.
- AOA CC#6: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement- Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate methods of clinical practice; integrate evidence-based medicine into patient care; show an understanding of research methods; improve patient care practices.
7. Analyze health systems science to deliver individualized patient care.
- AOA CC#7: Systems Based Practice- Demonstrate an understanding of health care delivery systems; provide effective and qualitative patient care with the system; and practice cost effective medicine.