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Personalized Healthcare Competencies Project

Advances in biomedical science, and especially in genetics and genomics, are enabling an approach to medical care that has been referred to as "personalized healthcare". Personalized healthcare may be defined as care that is customized to the specific needs of the individual, and includes approaches to health maintenance and prevention as well as diagnosis and management of medical disorders. The concept is based on the idea that outcomes are improved if care is provided that takes account of individual differences, both social and biological. 

Implementation of the personalized healthcare model will entail a gradual transformation of medical care at all levels, from public health through primary care. To that end, these healthcare competencies offer flexible learning objectives for general undergraduate, undergraduate pre-health professional, health professional, business, law, engineering/computer science students, and clinical investigators.

Personalized Medicine Competencies Project pdf