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Physician Assistant Program Goal Outcomes

 

 

Williamsburg

Program Goals 
Goal 1: To recruit students from medically underserved regions — in Appalachia and across the country — who have demonstrated commitment to academic and professional excellence.

  • Outcome

    1A: The Program has exceeded the minimum benchmark annually with students who have identified themselves as residing in the medically underserved regions in each incoming Cohort.  

    1B: The Program was able to meet the minimum benchmark for the admission year cohort 2021 with students identifying as Appalachian residency however, a three-year trend analysis shows the program below goal on multiple years despite preference given on applicant scorecard.
     

Goal 2: Provide the graduate with the requisite fund of medical knowledge, in accordance with the NCCPA Blueprint, in order to provide evidence-based medical care in all settings.

  • Outcome

    2A: Students have inconsistently demonstrated medical knowledge acquisition through academic score achievement on nationally benchmarked examinations including PACKRAT I (PR I), PACKRAT II (PR II), EORE, and PANCE.  Overall Program First time test taker PANCE rate is 93.75% for the first four cohorts. 

    2B: Students in all cohorts have been scored above the minimum benchmark for Applying Basic Science Concepts, Health Maintenance, Patient Education, and Preventative Measures by their preceptors on the PES. 

    2C: Students positively appraised their acquisition of medical knowledge in both didactic year and on exit survey although a drop in average Likert score from Didactic Preparation survey to exit survey was noted.
     

Goal 3: Provide the graduate with the clinical and technical skills necessary to provide competent medical care.

  • Outcome

    3A: Students have consistently scored below the national average in H & P, Lab and Diagnostics, Clinical Therapeutics, Clinical Interventions, Forming the Most Likely Diagnosis areas on PACKRAT I.  Students have improved greatly scoring above the national average in all areas on PR II in 2019-2020 year.  Students have scored consistently above the national average in Clinical Therapeutics on PANCE.  Students have scored consistently below the national average in Lab and Diagnostics, Clinical Interventions, and Forming most likely Diagnosis on PANCE.

    3B: Overall average for End of didactic OSCE has been consistently above the minimum benchmark of 80% for all cohorts however when stratified by task areas in the 2021 cohort, it was revealed that the cohort had a score below the benchmark for Clinical Intervention (plan) task area. Overall the average for Summative OSCE has been consistently above the minimum benchmark of 80% for all cohorts even when stratified by task areas in the latest year of data available.  Students have had a cohort average PES scores above minimum benchmark consistently in all assessed cohorts.

    3C: Students in all cohorts have positively appraised their acquisition of competency in patient care on NCCPA Self-Evaluation of Competencies exit-survey. 
     

Goal 4: Provide the graduate with the interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals.

  • Outcome

    4A: Cohort 2019 class average was equal to the national average on Professional Practice component of the PANCE. Cohort 2020 data will not be available until Spring 2021.   
     
    4B: Analysis of students’ Preceptor Evaluation of the Student (PES) data reveals students achieving above minimum benchmark in all the following areas: Professional Practice, and Patient Education. 
     
    4C: Analysis of the NCCPA Self-Evaluation of Competencies, exit-survey reveals students’ positive appraisal and their acquisition of competency in Interpersonal & Communication Skills on the exit survey.
     

Goal 5: Provide the graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to work collaboratively in interprofessional patient-centered teams.

  • Outcome

    5A: Single year of data available shows students are equal to the national average on the Professional Practice component of the PANCE  

    5B: Cohort 2022 demonstrated working collaboratively in interprofessional patient-centered teams through IPE Assignment in the didactic year with a cohort average score of 100%.  Clinical Cohorts 2019-2020 have 100% logging of IPE exposure on EXXAT during Clinical year. Clinical Cohorts have Professional Practice PES scores above minimum benchmark supporting adequate IPE exposure in all cohorts.

    5C: Students have positively appraised their ability to work collaboratively in interprofessional patient-centered teams on NCCPA Self-Evaluation of Competencies exit-survey.
     

Goal 6: Provide the graduate with the knowledge and skills to provide medical care regarding issues that affect diverse populations.

  • Outcome

    6A: Single year of data available shows students are equal to the national average on the Professional Practice component of the PANCE 
     
    6B: Students have demonstrated knowledge and skills to provide medical care regarding issues that affect diverse populations with the achievement of scores above the minimum benchmark on Professional Practice and Caring for Diverse Populations sections of the Preceptor Evaluation of the Student (PES).  
     
    6C: Students have given a positive appraisal of their ability to provide medical care regarding issues that affect diverse populations on the NCCPA Self-Evaluation of Competencies exit-survey.  

Northern Kentucky

Program Statistics
Program Goals

Goal 1: Demonstrate ethical behavior and integrity in medical practice.

  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • Professional Development Assessment Tool (PDAT)
  • Summative Professional Assessment Tool (SPAT)
  • Exit Survey
  • Employer Survey

Goal 2: Exhibit attributes of engaged citizenship and philanthropy.

  • Student Society Community Service Events
  • Exit Survey
  • Graduate Survey
  • Employer Survey

Goal 3: Support effective and sensitive communication skills with patients and members of the health care team.

  • Interprofessional Didactic Encounter(s)
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • Professional Development Assessment Tool (PDAT)
  • Summative Professional Assessment Tool (SPAT)
  • End of Year Exam OSCE (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II OSCE
  • Exit Survey
  • Employer Survey

Goal 4: Perform a complete physical exam and organize, integrate, interpret and present clinical data in a clear, concise manner.

  • Supervised Clinical Practice Experience (SCPE) Clinical Notes
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • End of Year Exam OSCE (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II OSCE
  • Master Competency List (MCL)

Goal 5: Apply knowledge of basic science concepts to facilitate understanding of medical sciences.

  • MPAS 541, 542, 543 Clinical Medicine I-III course grades
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • Professional Development Assessment Tool (PDAT)
  • Summative Professional Assessment Tool (SPAT)
  • End of Year Exam Written (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II Written
  • PANCE: Applying Basic Science Concepts Task Area

Goal 6: Illustrate a comprehensive approach to normal human health and development, both physical and mental.

  • Supervised Clinical Practice Experience (SCPE) Clinical Notes
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • End of Year Exam OSCE (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II OSCE
  • End of Year Written (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II Written
  • PANCE: Health Maintenance Task Area

Goal 7: Integrate diagnostic assessment skills with knowledge of patient presentation and pharmacology to formulate appropriate treatment plans.

  • Supervised Clinical Practice Experience (SCPE) Clinical Notes
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • End of Year OSCE (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II OSCE
  • End of Year Written (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II Written
  • PANCE: Using Laboratory & Diagnostic Studies, Clinical Intervention & Pharmaceutical Therapeutics Task Areas

Goal 8: Demonstrate mastery of basic clinical procedures performed by a PA entering into clinical practice.

  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • Master Competency List (MCL)

Goal 9: Demonstrate refined critical thinking skills and intellectual inquiry to evaluate sources of information and generate new and evolving medical knowledge.

  • Instruction in MPAS 591 Research, Epidemiology and Stats and passing grade.
  • Instruction in MPAS 692 Capstone I and passing grade.
  • Instruction in MPAS 693 Capstone II and passing grade.
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • End of Year Exam Written (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II Written
  • Exit Survey
  • PANCE: Formulate Most Likely Diagnosis Task Area

Goal 10: Incorporate skills involving the teaching of colleagues, the community, patients and their families.

  • Professional Development Assessment Tool (PDAT)
  • Summative Professional Assessment Tool (SPAT)
  • End of Year Written (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II Written
  • End of Year OSCE (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II OSCE
  • PANCE: Health Maintenance Task Area
  • Employer Survey

Goal 11: Collaborate effectively as a member of an interprofessional health care team.

  • Interprofessional Didactic Encounter(s)
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • Professional Development Assessment Tool (PDAT)
  • Summative Professional Assessment Tool (SPAT)
  • End of Year Written (end of didactic phase)
  • Summative II Written
  • PANCE: Clinical Intervention Task Area
  • Employer Survey

Goal 12: Promote commitment to provide effective, accessible, continuous, comprehensive and personalized primary and specialized medical care to all populations.

  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness for Rotations
  • Supervised Clinical Practice Experience (SCPE) Clinical Notes
  • Professional Development Assessment Tool (PDAT)
  • Summative Professional Assessment Tool (SPAT)

 
Goal 13: Apply knowledge of study designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness and integrate evidence from scientific studies related to patients’ health problems.

  • Instruction in MPAS 591 Research, Epidemiology and Stats and passing grade.
  • Instruction in MPAS 692 Capstone I and passing grade.
  • Instruction in MPAS 693 Capstone II and passing grade.
  • Exit Survey

Goal 14: Demonstrate the ability to participate as PA leaders at the local, regional, state and national levels, shaping future policy and legislation to advance the PA profession.

  • Instruction in MPAS 550 Introduction to the PA Profession and passing grade.
  • Each student is required to attend at least one PA professional conference during their time in the program.
  • Each student will be a member of the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
  • The program will have a student society.
  • Employer Survey
  • Exit Survey

Goal 15: Enter the workforce as a gainfully employed PA with job selection skills and knowledge to obtain and maintain PA state licensure.

  • Instruction in MPAS 550 Introduction to the PA Profession and passing grade.
  • Instruction in MPAS 680 Professional Development and passing grade.