Personal qualities and skills

Osteopathic Physicians are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them establishing and maintaining professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care professions.

Osteopathic physicians must be able to demonstrate:

3.1. an ability to reflect on and identify his/her own personal and professional strengths and limitations and address these through self-development, including continuing professional development,

3.2. problem-solving and thinking skills in order to inform and guide the interpretation of all patient data, in order to justify clinical reasoning and decision-making,

3.3. an ability to adopt appropriate strategies for physical and psychological self-care during interactions with patients, in order to maintain their own health.