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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: The program has met benchmark for both medically underserved areas and Appalachia during the 2018-2019 admission cycle.  Data from the 2019-2020 admission cycle will be posted in 2020.  

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: Students have shown inconsistency across nationally benchmarked summative program examinations with regard to medical knowledge content areas however, they have an overall 93.5% PANCE first-time test taker pass rate for all graduates.  Students have been consistently assessed through evaluations, by faculty and students, to have acquired medical knowledge and demonstrates this knowledge during the clinical year.  

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

  • Outcome: Students have shown inconsistency across nationally benchmarked summative program examinations with regard to clinical skill through task areas however, they have an overall 93.5% PANCE first-time test taker pass rate for all graduates.  Students have been consistently assessed through evaluations, by faculty and students, to have demonstrated adequate clinical and technical skills and demonstrated this ability during the clinical year.  

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: Students have demonstrated competent use of acquired interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients during the clinical phase of the program with continued above-expected performance on Professional Practice and Patient Education sections of the Preceptor Evaluation of the Student (PES) as well on self-appraisal.   Data from PANCE Professional Practice task areas will be available in Spring 2020. 

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

  • Outcome: Students have positively appraised their ability to work collaboratively in interprofessional patient-centered teams on NCCPA Self-Evaluation of Competencies exit-survey. Data from PANCE Professional Practice task areas will be available in Spring 2020.

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

  • Outcome: Students have demonstrated knowledge and skills to provide medical care regarding issues that affect diverse populations with achievement of higher than expected scores on Professional Practice and Caring for Diverse Populations sections of the Preceptor Evaluation of the Student (PES) as well as through self-appraisal.  Data from PANCE Professional Practice task area will be available in Spring 2020.  

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.