Personal and Professional Wellbeing

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What is Personal and Professional Development?

Physician Competencies Reference Set (PCRS)
Personal and Professional Development

  • Demonstrate the qualities required to sustain lifelong personal and professional growth
  • Develop the ability to use self-awareness of knowledge, skills, and emotional limitations to engage in appropriate help-seeking behaviors
  • Demonstrate healthy coping mechanisms to respond to stress
  • Manage conflict between personal and professional responsibilities
  • Practice flexibility and maturity in adjusting to change with the capacity to alter one's behavior
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness that makes colleagues feel secure when one is responsible for the care of patients
  • Provide leadership skills that enhance team functioning, the learning environment, and/or the health care delivery system
  • Demonstrate self-confidence that puts patients, families, and members of the health care team at ease
  • Recognize that ambiguity is part of clinical health care and respond by utilizing appropriate resources in dealing with uncertainty

Student Health and Well Being

Where to go for help with managing stress

In order to care for others, we must care for ourselves too. There are all kinds of resources available to students—from well-being groups to confidential and fast access to professional counselors. Here are some key resources for you when you need them:

Harassment and Mistreatment

What to do if you think you are being mistreated or harassed in the classroom or in a clerkship or clinical environment

First, talk to your course or clerkship director about your concerns—these faculty are committed to providing the highest quality teaching and learning environment for you. If you prefer to speak to someone else, contact Mary Tate, Director, Minority Affairs and Diversity, tatex001@umn.edu, 612-625-1494. If you feel that your concerns are not being effectively dealt with, you may contact the University of Minnesota OEOAA directly.

Report mistreatment/harassment incidents