Patient Care

  • Assess and manage the patient’s general medical status.
  • Prevent, diagnose, and manage diseases, disorders, and injuries of the pediatric and adult lower extremity.
  • Demonstrate ability to formulate a methodical and comprehensive treatment plan with appreciation of healthcare costs.
  • Practice and abide by the principles of informed consent.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Communicate effectively in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrate accurate charting, dictation, and record keeping.

Medical Knowledge

  • Demonstrate continued self-study and regular literature review.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology in each core curricular area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychosocial and healthcare needs for patients in all life stages: pediatric through geriatric.


  • Practice with professionalism, compassion, and concern in a legal, ethical, and moral fashion.
  • Abide by state and federal laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Governing the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural values, behaviors, and preferences of one’s patients when providing care to persons whose race, ethnicity, nation of origin, religion, gender and/or sexual orientation is/are different from one’s own.
  • Accept criticism constructively.
  • Demonstrate professional humanistic qualities.
  • Demonstrate professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate pattern of punctuality and reliability in performance of his/her duties.

Practice-Based Learning

  • Be professionally inquisitive, life-long learners and teachers utilizing research, scholarly activity, and information technologies to enhance professional knowledge and clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with utilization management and quality improvement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of public health concepts, health promotion, and disease prevention.

Systems-Based Practice

  • Manage individuals and populations in a variety of socioeconomic and healthcare settings.
  • Understand podiatric practice management in a multitude of healthcare delivery settings.