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Program Goals

Program Goals & Assessment to Determine Success at Achieving Program Goals

The program goals integrate the medical arts and sciences to promote compassion, leadership, diversity, community service and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Goals of the Program are to:

  1. Equip students with the skills to be knowledgeable in physician assistant practice. Assessment: PANCE, will publish pass rate beginning in 2021.
  2. Improve the delivery of health care by understanding the role of medicine in society and culture to expand social awareness of health disparities. Assessment: Graduate Survey to include data–areas of practice, patient demographics, medical/surgical specialties, and practice demographics; will publish data beginning 2021.
  3. Apply the arts and humanities in daily interaction in team-based care. Assessment: Graduate Survey to include data on IPE experiences with other healthcare professionalism; will publish data beginning 2021.
  4. Teach the professional and technical skills necessary to be a competent health care provider. Assessment: Graduate Survey to include on learning outcomes and experiences with our clinical curriculum; will be published beginning 2021.
  5. Provide knowledge and gain experience through service learning and community service. Assessment: Graduate survey to include community service activity; will be published beginning 2021.
  6. Promote and increase numbers of health care providers from diverse backgrounds. Assessment: Graduate Survey to include data–areas of practice, patient demographics, medical/surgical specialties, and practice demographics; will publish data beginning 2021.
  7. Encourage intellectual curiosity and the importance of life- long learning. Assessment: Graduate Survey to include on learning outcomes and experiences with our clinical curriculum; will be published beginning 2021.
  8. Teach students how to think critically and be capable of original research an access and integrate information for continued personal and professional growth. Assessment: Graduate Survey to include on learning outcomes and experiences with our clinical curriculum; will be published beginning 2021.