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  • 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 2016  Surveyed 1 yr out 2017   Class of 2017 Surveyed 1 yr out 2018    Class of 2018  Surveyed 1 yr out 2019  
    Perform a complete and accurate history and physical examination; identify abnormal findings and develop an appropriate differential diagnosis 4.47 4.70 4.71
    Develop a plan of evaluation in support of the differential diagnosis including hematology, chemistry, imaging and pathologic modalities. 4.24 4.52 4.33
    Develop a treatment plan consisting of surgical and medical interventions through analysis of the laboratory data. 4.06 4.52 4.13
    Accurately relate the clinical data to the health care team forming a collaborative effort to assure maximal patient benefit through a multiple disciplinary approach. 4.12 4.43 4.21
    Show proficiency in performing clinical skills. 4.18 4.39 4.13
    Identify characteristics of professional & ethical conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession. 4.59 4.61 4.54
    Synthesize theory & research in order to provide advanced care to patients. 3.94 4.26 3.83
    Overall Program Effectiveness   4.25   4.57    4.23
    # of Surveys Mailed: 57 57 56
    # of Respondents: 17 24 24
    Responses Rate: 30% 42% 43%

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

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