Program Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the Physician Assistant Program the student will be able to:

    • Perform a complete and accurate history and physical examination; identify abnormal findings and develop an appropriate differential diagnosis
    • Develop a plan of evaluation in support of the differential diagnosis, including specialized diagnostic imaging, and pathologic modalities
    • Develop a treatment plan consisting of surgical and medical interventions including non-pharmacological modalities such as physical therapy, counseling and patient education through analysis of clinical and laboratory data
    • Accurately relate the clinical data to the other members of the health care team, forming a collaborative effort to assure maximal patient benefit through a multiple disciplinary approach
    • Show proficiency in performing clinical skills
    • Identify limits to professional conduct as delineated by the State of Pennsylvania Rules and Regulations Governing Physician Assistants
    • Synthesize theory and research in order to provide advanced care to patients