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Physician Assistant Studies, MPAS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome EBM Evidence Based Medicine

Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning, purpose and nature of scientific inquiry by relating its significance to the practice of evidence based medicine.
Objective 12 PAS students will demonstrate use of evidence based medical knowledge.
Objective 3 PAS students will successfully pass the PAS 582-584 series of courses within the didactic phase of the program.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Archived
For 2017, all students passes all course sections of this course series.

Outcome IPE Health care team

Develop an understanding of the unique and complementary abilities of the health care team
Objective 11 Students will demonstrate an understanding of inter professional collaborative practice

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
100% of students passed the IPE writing assessment with an 80% or better. PAS students understand the importance of collaborative, team-based practice, and understand its importance in patience care.

Objective 5 PAS students will participate in at least 2 IPE experience during the program.

Outcome Med Know Medical Knowledge

Students will have the medical competence necessary for the entry level practice of medicine as a Physician Assistant
Objective 6 The PAS Graduates will exceed national average annually on the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE).

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
100

2016 Status
Achieved
98%

Objective 7 The PAS Graduates will be able to synthesize applied basic science topics as it relates to the practice of clinical medicine.

Outcome Prof Professionalism

Instill within the PAS learners the professional values and ethical behaviors expected of physician assistants
Objective 1 PAS students will participate in at least two community service activities prior to graduation.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
100% of PAS students in PAS 554 participated in a community engagement activity.

2016 Status
Achieved
100%

Measure 2

2017 Status
Achieved
The Class of 2017 had 100% participation in community engagement during their clinical phase.

Objective 10 Student will exhibit honesty and integrity in all interactions

Outcome Pt. Care Patient Care

Demonstrate the ability to perform a complete history, physical exam and medical/surgical procedures essential to the entry level practice of a PA.
Objective 4 PAS students will successfully complete and show proficiency at an 80% level in taking a patient history, performing physical exam and essential procedures require of the entry level PA.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Achieved
100% of students have completed and passed the 561-564 series of courses that include history, physical exam and procedural training.

Measure 2

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
98% of PAS students scored above 80% on the history and physical exam skills by a preceptor.

2016 Status
Achieved
100%

Objective 9 The PAS students will demonstrate and prove competency in the history and physical exam components of patient care.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
80% of GVSU PA students scored at or above the national average on the History and Physical Exam section of the PANCE.

2016 Status
Achieved
80% was the mean score on GVSU PAS students taking the PANCE. The national average during this year was 77%. The program continues to outpace the nation in this category.

Measure 4

2017 Status
Achieved
100 % of students passed the clinical summative examination in 2017.

Outcome Q Patient Care

PAS learners will demonstrate the ability to formulate the most likely diagnosis at the level of a new graduate.
Objective 13 PAS students will demonstrate, during the clinical year, the ability to develop a differential diagnosis
Objective 14 PAS graduates will exceed national average annually on the PA National Certification Examination (PANCE) in the subcategory of "formulating the most likely diagnosis".