6. Scholar (SCH) (linked EPAs: 3, 4, 7, 8, 9)

As Scholars, physicians recognize the need to be continually learning and to engage themselves in a lifelong pursuit of mastery of their domain of professional expertise. They strive to make scholarly contributions to the assessment, establishment, and understanding of knowledge and skills in healthcare. They actively participate in teaching tasks and facilitate the education of medical students, other health professionals, patients and members of the community. They develop and maintain a critical thinking towards the scientific progress of the field of medicine and health.

They are able to:
GO6.1develop and document a reflective attitude towards learning and education

apply principles of critical appraisal of sources to the best available evidence-based medical information. Identify ethical principles that apply to basic and clinical research 

GO6.3demonstrate the critical use of information technology to access accurate and reliable (online) medical information, taking into account the levels of evidence provided by the medical literature, and integrating it into patient care
GO6.4understand the general theoretical principles of medical and scientific knowledge and show an awareness of its development, its problems and limits
GO6.5identify and develop a research question or hypothesis, work out a procedure to address the issue, analyse and synthesize the results, and publish these as a scientific report or article. Effectively present medical information based on scientific evidence
GO6.6adapt to new technological advances, e.g. big data, new imaging techniques and tools to monitor a patient’s state of health and disease stage
GO6.7facilitate the learning of patients, students and health professionals, provide effective feedback to enhance learning and performance, use assessment and evaluation tools