OSU College of Medicine

Known for curricular innovation, the Ohio State University College of Medicine has earned the respect of its graduates and peers as one of the nation’s leading medical programs. OSU’s medical program has been at the forefront of medical education since its beginnings in 1914.

That reputation is reflected in the national rankings, placing Ohio State among the nation’s top medical schools for student academic quality and selectivity, faculty resources, institutional reputation and research activity.

Being part of one of the largest comprehensive academic medical centers and rated as one of the best in the nation, makes Ohio State’s College of Medicine one of the best places to learn and practice.

A Message from the Portfolio Director

This showcase portfolio is a culminating project for students in our LeadServeInspire Curriculum. The artifacts included in this portfolio are chosen by the student as evidence of their progress in the curriculum’s core competencies. In recognition that learning is a life-long endeavor, students are also encouraged to reflect on their experiences at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and to set goals for what they hope to learn or improve during their residencies.

I am sure the student would be glad to discuss any of these experiences with you in more detail if you wish.

Jack Kopechek MD
Director of Portfolio and Coaching
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

The LSI Curriculum

The Lead.Serve.Inspire curriculum is competency based and requires all students to master each of the competencies in order to graduate. Throughout these pages I will share my experiences from the past four years, linking them to these educational objectives.

Patient Care

1.1: Approach the care of patients as a cooperative endeavor; integrating of patients’ concerns and ensuring health needs are addressed.

1.2: Comprehensively evaluate patients by a) obtaining accurate and pertinent medical histories, b) conducting appropriate and thorough physical examinations, c) gathering detailed ancillary information, d) synthesizing all relevant data to generate prioritized differential diagnoses, and e) formulating plans of care that reflect an understanding of the environment in which health care is delivered.

1.3: Use the best information available to develop patient care plans that reflect cost – effective utilization of diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions appropriate for each unique patient and that are delivered in a compassionate, safe and error-limited environment.

1.4: Understand the role of disease prevention and health promotion in relation to individual patients and / or populations and utilize these principles in clinical encounters.

Medical Knowledge and Skills

2.1: Demonstrate a broad working knowledge of the fundamental science, principles, and processes basic to the practice of medicine and apply this knowledge in a judicious and consistent manner to prevent common health problems and achieve effective and safe patient care.

2.2: Understand the clinical relevance of scientific inquiry and demonstrate the ability to evaluate emerging knowledge and research as it applies to diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of disease.

2.3: Utilize state of the art information technology and tools to retrieve, manage and use biomedical information in the care of individuals and populations.

2.4: Understand the indications, contraindications, and potential complications of common clinical procedures and perform the basic clinical procedures expected of a new PGY-1

Practice Based and Lifelong Learning

3.1: Evaluate the performance of individuals and systems to identify opportunities for improvement.

3.2: Seek out and apply best practices, measure the effect of changes and develop strategies to improve performance.

3.3: Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the student and physician in the improvement of the healthcare delivery system.

3.4: Identify one’s own strengths, weaknesses, and limits; a) seek and respond appropriately to performance feedback, b) maintain an appropriate balance of personal and professional commitments, and c) seek help and advice when needed.

Interpersonal Communications

4.1: Demonstrate leadership and collaborate with other healthcare team members and professional associates.

4.2: Understand how human diversity may influence or interfere with exchange of information.

4.3: Use effective listening observational, and communication techniques in all professional interactions.

4.4: Produce timely documentation that is clear, concise, and organized, in a way that optimizes patient care and minimizes medical errors.

4.5: Use information technology appropriately to manage medical information and patient care decisions, and communicate in the interests of patients.

4.6: Effectively prepare and deliver educational materials to individuals and groups.

Systems-Based Practice

5.1: Understand the institutions and individuals that participate in healthcare delivery and the role of the physician in the health care system.

5.2: Appropriately use system resources to assist patients in accessing health care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.

5.3: Understand the interdependence of the component parts of the healthcare system and the potential for unintended consequences within the system.

5.4: Identify and utilize professional role models as a means of growth and accept the responsibility of acting as a role model and teaching and training others.


6.1: Consistently demonstrate compassion, respect, honesty, integrity, accountability, altruism, prudence, social justice, and commitment to excellence in all professional and personal responsibilities.