Program Outcomes/Goals

  • Upon completion of the Physician Assistant Program the student will be able to:

    • Perform a complete and accurate history and physical examination; identify abnormal findings and develop an appropriate differential diagnosis
    • Develop a plan of evaluation in support of the differential diagnosis, including specialized diagnostic imaging, and pathologic modalities
    • Develop a treatment plan consisting of surgical and medical interventions including non-pharmacological modalities such as physical therapy, counseling and patient education through analysis of clinical and laboratory data
    • Accurately relate the clinical data to the other members of the health care team, forming a collaborative effort to assure maximal patient benefit through a multiple disciplinary approach
    • Show proficiency in performing clinical skills
    • Identify characteristics of professional and ethical conduct for the Physician Assistant profession
    • Synthesize theory and research in order to provide advanced care to patients

    Goals/Outcomes Assessment

    Outcome

     

    Class of 2013

    Surveyed 1 yr out 2014

    Class of 2014

    Surveyed 1 yr out 2015

    Class of 2015

    Surveyed 1 yr out 2016

    Perform a complete and accurate history and physical examination; identify abnormal findings and develop an appropriate differential diagnosis

     

     

    4.15

     

     

    4.75

     

     

    4.46

    Develop a plan of evaluation in support of the differential diagnosis including hematology, chemistry, imaging and pathologic modalities.

     

     

    4.0

     

     

    4.33

     

     

    4.19

    Develop a treatment plan consisting of surgical and medical interventions through analysis of the laboratory data.

     

    4.0

     

    3.75

     

    4.12

    Accurately relate the clinical data to the health care team forming a collaborative effort to assure maximal patient benefit through a multiple disciplinary approach.

     

    4.08

     

    4.08

     

    4.23

    Show proficiency in performing clinical skills.

    3.85

    4.17

    4.38

    Identify characteristics of professional & ethical conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession.

     

     

    4.08

     

     

    4.0

     

     

    4.69

    Synthesize theory & research in order to provide advanced care to patients.

     

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    4.00

    Overall Program Effectiveness

    4.0

    4.25

    4.38

    # of Surveys Mailed:

    46

    46

    46

    # of Respondents:

    13

    12

    27

    Responses Rate:

    28%

    26%

    59%

    Goals are assessed by graduate student survey 1 year post-graduation using a Likert scale (5=effective, 1=ineffective)