5. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Program Outcome 5: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Physician Assistant students must be able to assess, evaluate, and improve their patient care practices. Upon completion of the program, and acting in the capacity as an entry level PA, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate research literature and apply that knowledge to educational and/or practice-based improvement projects promoting improved patient experiences and outcomes.


Benchmark: Successful completion of Research Project contributing to practice-based improvement by 90% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: 100% of cohorts 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 completed a research project contributing to practice-based improvement.

Outcome: Data collected from the Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI)course final research project evidence that 100 % of Class of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 achieved completion of the research project for practice-based improvement.

*For cohort 2022, data was also triangulated from the PBLI course and from Critical Analysis Paper completed in the Summative course.