Educational Objective of Koç University School of Medicine

To nurture skilled physicians who protect the individual and public health, have full knowledge of human body’s biological and molecular mechanisms, can apply scientific and evidence based diagnosis and therapy, and who are equipped with basic clinical know-how, skills and approach, and aware of national and international health issues.

Koç University School of Medicine expects all of its students to demonstrate competency in the following areas prior to graduating with the MD degree.

Educational Goals of Koç University School of Medicine

Graduate students should:

Professional Values, Behaviors, Manners and Ethics

+ Internalize basic ethical initials and commitments of the medical field such as self devotion, empathy, sensibility, accountability, sincerity, and high moral standing together with the scholar means and practices.

+ Comprehend the responsibility of doctors towards the patients and society’s wellness.

+ Understand the doctor’s responsibility towards patients and society’s health issues is to inform, educate and observe their demands.

+ Demonstrate respect towards superiors, colleagues, and other co-workers in order to create a positive working environment by establishing sound relationships.

+ Comply ethical and sound professional standards selectively regarding patients’ care, research, as well as public health.

Critical Thinking and Research

+ Understand the power and the limits of scientific and methodological approach in medical research.

+ Develop an analytical, creative and investigative approach for basic and clinical issues

+ Compile, organize and interpret effectively the biomedical data.

+ Be able to use the modern technology and electronic data sources in research as well as care of patients.

Public Health and Healthcare Systems

+ Be familiar with distinctive social, economical, and cultural affects of diseases, so as to diagnose, develop, and implement medical interventions.

+ Determine the inverse effects of wars, migrations, natural disasters, epidemics, and environmental factors on families, communities, and countries’ health; and so be able to plan and carry out immediate medical response.

+ Be well informed about important challenges in medical and health issues at national as well as international level and be able to develop and apply adequate responses accordingly.

+ Follow the monitoring and preventing strategies on epidemiology of global mortal, acute, chronic diseases.

+ Be well prepared to overtake the leadership and the responsibility of health issues within groups and institutions.

Scientific Basis of the Medicine

+ Identify physically and mentally normal and abnormal developments in human body.

+ Define cellular, biochemical, molecular, and physiological features of human body.

+ Be able to categorize etiological, risk factors, as well as natural course of acute and chronic ailments.

+ Perceive fundamental principles of health administration, health economy, and epidemiology.

+ Be able to organize and apply procedures required in biomedical, pharmacological, surgical, and other interventions needed in medical care.

Clinical Skills

+ Be capable to gather a medical history including the social structure.

+ Be able to conduct a physical screening covering the mental condition

+ Consider the patients with their social, cultural, physical, and psychological environment that they live in.

+ Categorize the patients according to their needs and requirements into emergency, acute, and chronic groups.

+ Be competent in conducting diagnostic procedures, and carry out treatment after analyzing laboratory’s test results.

+ Administer common medical emergencies and determine consultation resources and methods.

+ Be versed in helping the patients to recuperate and apply preventive measures in a rapid, efficient manner.

Communication Skills

+ Have an earnest, susceptive, empathic attitude in communication with patients, families, and community.

+ Be able to use communication skills to relate to people from a variety of age, social and cultural groups.

+ Acquire sound written and oral communication skills to express information in clear, meaningful manner.

+ Take up a positive approach as well as basic skills to instruct people.

+ Build up practical communication channels with other students, professional groups, and superiors.

Administration of data & technology

+ Comprehend the application and the limits of technology

+ Apply and track technology in order to diagnose and intervene, to communicate, to gather data, and to access the information.

+ Use the electronic data system effectively in gathering patients’ information.