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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.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
We have been collecting preceptor evaluations for 2018. The data collection will be complete after December of 2018 and at that time scores for evidence based practice will be analyzed and reported.

Objective 3 PAS students will successfully pass the PAS 582-584 series of courses within the didactic phase of the program.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of PAS students in the Class of 2019 have completed and successfully passed all three Evidence Based Medicine Courses (PAS 582, PAS 583 and PAS 584). The course instructors have continued to meet in order to assure the course is reflective of current evidence based medicine content.

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

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
No new information has been collected at this time.

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.

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

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The Class of 2019 will be required to do one more community service activity during PA week in their clinical year. After that is complete, then more data will be gathered and analyzed to complete this report.

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

2016 Status
Achieved
100%

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
Class of 2018 have completed the clinical phase of the program and 100% have engaged in at least one community service activity

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

2018 Status
Achieved
All PAS students have successfully passed all aspects of each of these courses with a 80% or greater score.

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

2018 Status
Achieved
Only one student has not successfully passed a preceptor evaluation in the area of procedures. That student is being remediated in this area, until he successfully passes the area of the evaluation.

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

2018 Status
Achieved
Students continue to perform well on the clinical summative evaluation in the history and physical examination section.

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".