Patient Care

Teaching students to have an integrated, patient-and-family-centered view that includes treatment, education, prevention and health care management.

  • Demonstrated by:
    • Program curricular sequencing and course content
      • The integrated curriculum introduces students to elements of society and population health, the clinician-patient interaction, and the role of the family. During clinical medicine and health history and physical diagnosis courses students are taught principles of treatment plans, patient education, and preventive care through cased based learning.  The health promotion and disease prevention course solidifies these concepts in preparation for clerkships.  
    • Student completion of a patient education project
    • Student completion of simulated cases during the health history and physical diagnosis  and health promotion and disease prevention courses
    • Preceptor evaluations of student’s patient care consistently rated above average***  
    • Graduate survey response to receiving tools for effective, safe, high quality and equitable patient care
      • 100% of graduates agreed**

Data obtained from:
*National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
**Program Graduate Survey Responses over the past 3 years
***Program Student Preceptor Evaluations over the past 3 years