3. Patient Care

Program Outcome 3: Patient Care

Physician Assistant students must demonstrate care that is effective, safe, high quality, and equitable; including patient and setting-specific assessment, evaluation, and management. Upon completion of the program, and acting in the capacity of an entry-level PA, students will be able to:

A: Demonstrate the ability to make informed, evidence-based, culturally sensitive decisions about diagnostic and therapeutic interventions based on patient information and preferences, up-to-date scientific evidence, and clinical judgment

B: Demonstrate the ability to promote and provide preventative care to patients across the lifespan

C: Demonstrate the ability to effectively work within an interdisciplinary and patient-centered healthcare team

PROGRAM OUTCOME 3A: EVIDENCE-BASED CULTURALLY SENSITIVE CARE

Benchmark: Score of 4 or greater on preceptor evaluation of student on relevant items pertaining to Evidence-based culturally sensitive care by 90% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: Data collected from the preceptor evaluation of the student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, Class of 2020, Class of 2021, and Class of 2022 evidence that 100% of the Class of 2019, 96% of the Class of 2020, 100% of Class of 2021, and 100% of Class of 2022 obtained scores of 4 or greater on items pertaining to culturally sensitive care.

PROGRAM OUTCOME 3B: PREVENTIVE CARE

Benchmark: Score of 4 or greater on preceptor evaluation of student on relevant items pertaining to preventive care by 90% or greater number of cohort students; 90% or higher score on *summative exam questions pertaining to preventive care by 80% or greater number of cohort students on items related to preventive care.

*For Class of 2022, the summative exam was changed to a different exam where scaled scores are used. Therefore, the goal benchmark was aligned with the scale scores for learner achieving satisfactory performance level. 100% of the Class of 2022 achieved or exceeded the benchmark.

Outcome: Data collected from the preceptor evaluation of the student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, Class of 2020, Class of 2021, and Class of 2022 evidence that 97% of the Class of 2019, 93% of the Class of 2020, 100% of the Class of 2021, and 100% of Class of 2022 obtained scores of 4 or greater on items pertaining to preventive care. The Class of 2019 scored 75%, Class of 2020 scored 57%, Class of 2021 scored 81%, and *Class of 2022 scored a satisfactory or advanced performance level on summative exam items related to preventive care. 

PROGRAM OUTCOME 3C: EFFECTIVE AND MINDFUL PATIENT CARE

Benchmark: Score of 4 or greater on preceptor evaluation of student on relevant items pertaining to Effective and Mindful Patient care by 90% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: Data collected from the preceptor evaluation of the student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, Class of 2020, Class of 2021, and Class of 2022 evidence that 100% of the Class of 2019, 93% of the Class of 2020, 100% of the Class of 2021, and 100% of Class of 2022 obtained scores of 4 or greater on items pertaining to effective and mindful patient care.