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AZPod Competencies

Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine

Graduating students of AzPOD will achieve the following competencies:

I. Basic Science

Demonstrate knowledge of the basic sciences which provide the foundations of podiatric clinical training, residency training and practice.

II. Patient Care

Demonstrate patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health, prevention, and treatment of lower extremity disease.

Capably assess medical conditions and recognize those that require referral to other professionals within the health care community.

III. Professionalism

Demonstrate a commitment to professional service, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to diverse patient populations and awareness of one's own interests and vulnerabilities.

IV. Life-Long Learning & Critical Thinking

Demonstrate the ability to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate and improve patient care practices.

V. Communication

Demonstrate professional behavior that acknowledges and respects the roles of other healthcare professionals in providing needed services to individual patients, populations, or communities in a multidisciplinary manner and/or in an interdisciplinary setting.

VI. Practice Management

Practice and manage patient care in a variety of diverse communities, healthcare settings, and living arrangements in a manner that acknowledges cultural sensitivities.