All taught programmes within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health provide opportunities for students to develop the characteristics of the Sheffield Graduate. These opportunities are embedded within the curriculum and identifiable throughout the learning experience.
More specifically, students from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health should strive to maximise opportunities to realise their capabilities in the context of excellent healthcare provision. Therefore, in addition to the generic characteristics of the Sheffield Graduate, graduates from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health will by the end of their studies:
- be adaptable and responsive, with the ability to tolerate uncertainty in a constantly changing environment. For this, a broad understanding of concepts of health, illness, public health and global healthcare is essential.
- show personal responsibility and accountability in care delivery, demonstrating good character and excellent interpersonal sensitivities.
- be able to sustain the ongoing development of their professional knowledge and skills.
- be able to work collaboratively, often as part of an interprofessional team, to enhance and improve patient outcomes and healthcare delivery.
- have the skills to develop, evaluate and use evidence effectively in clinical practice, care delivery and/or management.
Throughout their time as a student, it will be important to reflect upon how and where in the course they are developing these attributes. The Sheffield Graduate Development Programme , or the department’s tailored personal development programme, combined with discussions with personal and academic tutors will be the way in which this is put into effect.
The Faculty recognises the value of extra-curricular experiences students may have beyond formal classroom and clinic settings and the benefits these can bring to professional and personal development. Students who wish to be rewarded for these activities can register for The Sheffield Graduate Award , a programme which requires documenting and reflection of such activities.