Overall FLEX Phase Objectives
- Develop skills for self-directed and lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate strategies for analyzing, identifying and improving personal deficiencies in knowledge and skills by setting learning and improvement goals.
- Define a scholarly question.
- Incorporate constructive feedback.
- Retrieve, critically appraise, and integrate current, evidence‐ or research-based biomedical information into patient care, clinical decision-making, or scholarly work.
- Make judgments and draw conclusions based on evidence.
- Apply the foundational principles of hypothesis-driven inquiry to patient care.
- Apply foundational principles of service‐learning with reflection on outcomes for patients and populations.
- Communicate effectively with patients, families, colleagues, and the public through the use of active listening and appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written skills.
- Prepare an oral presentation of their project and communicate their findings to their peers at the end of the program and at other institutional forums.
Global Health Track-Specific Objectives
- Gain an understanding of global health with an emphasis on the prevailing chronic and infectious diseases and their global pattern of distribution.
- Become familiar with the essential principles of epidemiology that are applied in global health.
- Understand the relationship between development and health.
- Understand the relationship between political and cultural processes and health.
- Become familiar with global and local strategies currently being used to address health inequities and the global burden of disease.
- Gain exposure to different health care systems.
- Understand the basics of how to plan, design and evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based program to address a specific health problem or health disparity.