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Outcomes and Goals

Physician Assistant Student Learning Outcomes

The PA Program strives to educate future PAs to be competent, compassionate, professional life‐long learners of medicine. As such, the program has identified seven learning outcomes based on core Physician Assistant competencies developed by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  As such, upon completion of the program, the PA graduate should:

  1. Demonstrate a foundation of medical knowledge by applying biomedical, clinical and social sciences to patient care. (MK)
  2. Exhibit interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, patient's families, and other healthcare professionals (IPC)
  3. Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of medicalproblems and the promotion of health. (PC)
  4. Manifest professionalism as evidenced by commitment to carrying out professional and clinical responsibilities, ethical practice, sensitivity to diverse patient populations, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. (P)
  5. Demonstrate the ability to provide high quality team‐based patient care that is safe, effective and efficient (systems‐based practice). (SBP)
  6. Develop self‐directed practice based learning techniques which include the review of medical literature, scientific evidence, and other medical and professional resources. (PBL)
  7. Demonstrate Servant leadership by emulating Franciscan values in clinical practice and service to individuals and communities. (SLFV)

Indicators of how well the Program is meeting its goals:

Please click the blue link below to see how the program is meeting its goals.

  1. The first time pass rate for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) will be at or above the national average
  2. 100% of the program’s graduates will be employed within 6 months of graduation 
  3. PA graduates will serve diverse patient populations in a variety of clinical settings/specialties 
  4. Students and Faculty will participate in at least 150 community service hours per academic year
  5. At least 15% of graduates from the program will remain engaged in the program in a meaningful way
    • As of end of year 2016, 17% of the program’s graduates participate in student admissions processes, didactic instruction, simulation activities, skills labs or as clinical preceptors

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