The core competencies according to the Institute of Medicine (Health Professions Education-A bridge to Quality, 2003) are:
1.Provide patient centered care:identify respect and and care about patients' values,differences,preferences and expressed needs.
2.Work in interdisciplinary teams:Cooperate,collaborate,communicate and integrate care in teams
3.Employ evidenced based practice,integrate research with clinical expertise and patient values.
4.Apply Quality Improvement: identify errors and hazards in care,understand and design basic safety design principles to improve quality
5.Utilize informatics: support decision making using information technology