New York Medical College

School of Medicine

Educational Competencies Objectives


School of Medicine Graduation Competencies

In the spring and summer of 1998, the Medical School Objectives Committee, department chairmen, and the Curriculum Committee adopted educational objectives for the program leading to the M.D. degree. These were very similar to those adopted by the Medical School Objectives Project of the Association of American Medical Colleges and described the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes believed necessary for the practice of medicine in the 21st century.

This document underwent several revisions in the last decade (2006, 2011, and 2013) by appointed task forces of the Executive Committee for Education and Curriculum in order to improve alignment with the ACGME core competencies and most recently the AAMC paper, Toward a Common Taxonomy of Competency Domains for the Health Professions and Competencies for Physicians and accompanying Reference List of General Physician Competencies.

The current version of the Graduation Competencies was approved by the Executive Committee of the Curriculum Committee on January 15, 2014 for full adaptation beginning in July 2014.

The core competencies are each explained in more detail here.


Page Updated: May 19, 2015