The Scottish doctor--learning outcomes for the medical undergraduate in Scotland: a foundation for competent and reflective practitioners

Med Teach. 2002 Mar;24(2):136-43. doi: 10.1080/01421590220120713.


This paper describes a set of learning outcomes that clearly define the abilities of medical graduates from any of the five Scottish medical schools. The outcomes are divided into 12 domains that fit into one of three essential elements for the competent and reflective medical practitioner.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Communication
  • Competency-Based Education / standards*
  • Decision Making
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate / standards*
  • Ethics, Medical / education
  • Health Promotion
  • Humans
  • Learning*
  • Medical Informatics / education
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Scotland