Goal 1 : Professionalism

Provide educational experiences, which help to instill and promote the development of professional values, ethical behaviors and leadership to humanity that, are expected of physician assistants.

  • SLO 1 : Students will exhibit an understanding of diverse populations, medical ethics, patient confidentiality, professional values and responsibilities.
  • SLO 2 : Continue to apply critical thinking skills and principles of medical ethics in all aspects of clinical and professional tasks and behaviors.
  • SLO 3 : Students are expected to demonstrate professionalism at all times during interactions with patients, families and caregivers, recognizing that the needs of primary care patients differ from other patients.

Goal 2 : Evidence Based Practice

Educate students as to the importance of continued evidence based practice thru understanding, evaluating and utilizing medical literature for life-long learning.

  • SLO 4 : Discriminate between high and low quality articles in the health care literature.
  • SLO 5 : Detect the various sources of bias in health care related articles and materials.
  • SLO 6 : Demonstrate the ability to discuss articles using research terminology.

Goal 3 : Interprofessional/ Disciplinary

Education Provide educational experiences, which support the practice of patient centered care, by preparing our students to work effectively in interprofessional health care teams.

  • SLO 7 : Develop ability to express opinions and professional judgments to team members.
  • SLO 8 : Engage with other health professionals in collaborative patient-centered problem solving.
  • SLO 9 : Understand your own and others’ stereotypical views of different health professions and professionals.

Goal 4 : Medical Knowledge and Patient Care

Educating physician assistants who have the clinical skills necessary to provide high quality medical care in a variety of clinical setting.

  • SLO 10 : Perform the appropriate history and physical exam throughout the life span.
  • SLO 11 : Discuss the anatomy and physiology each disease process.
  • SLO 12 : Perform various clinical skills used commonly in clinical practice.
  • SLO 13 : Discuss the epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, signs/symptoms, differential diagnosis, physical findings, diagnostics, and treatment plans for various disease states.