Graduate Physician Assistant Program Outcomes
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.