Student Participation in Patient Care

Student Participation in Patient Care

Medical students play a critical role in the care of patients and participation as a member of the healthcare team is critical to their education.  These interactions include involvement in obtaining medical histories, physical examination, gathering data from relevant electronic databases, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, determination of treatment plan(s), and communicating with other health professionals.  However, these concerns must be balanced with patient autonomy/agency and the fundamental principle of “doing no harm.”  As such, student interactions with patients are to adhere to the following:

Approved by the Curriculum Committee: June 25, 2019