One of the distinctive features of MIMed is the detailed planning of student activities, practical experience built up through training, and the emphasis placed on cultural and language tools. Our program is student-centered and therefore focuses on the active role of the student through an educational approach that encourages self-directed learning.
The course is designed to train doctors with solid, state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, profound sensitivity to the complex human and social issues surrounding health and disease, and familiarity with the economic and managerial aspects of health care. Modern medicine needs doctors with a curiosity about the basic principles of life, and a passion for the human condition in sickness and in health. These qualities are nurtured and grow through in-depth study of the biological sciences, clinical and research experience. Our goal is to produce excellent clinicians and researchers, capable of actively contributing to the improvement of human health by cultivating leadership, passion for innovation, clinical experience, ethical judgement, self-awareness and respect for the values of others. We also strive to promote the individual strengths and interests of each student so that he/she can attain maximum potential, professional excellence and independence.
Our goals are culled in part from the MD program at Stanford University School of Medicine and other top international programs after extensive review. They reflect a commitment to educate future doctors who will be innovators in science and medicine, with special emphasis on:
- understanding the traditional and emerging areas of biomedical and clinical sciences, including the aetiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases;
- understanding the scientific theory and method forming the basis of medical discoveries;
- pursuing every opportunity to explore research in various branches of medicine;
- using technology to manage information and knowledge effectively and efficiently;
- developing effective communication skills with patients, colleagues and the public;
- promoting leadership training in the various branches of medicine;
- promoting ethical and moral behaviour, the humane and caring practice of medicine, and a sense of obligation to improve public health;
- promoting the delivery of health care that responds to the social, cultural, and health system context within which the care is given;
- teaching the skills necessary to sustain a lifetime of learning.