The University of Saint Francis Physician Assistant Program received initial accreditation in 1997 by the Accreditation Review Commission for the Education of Physician Assistant, Inc. The USF PA Program continues to be accredited by ARC-PA with its next formal accreditation review scheduled for March 2014.
Program Goals / Outcomes Assessment Plan
The program is committed to preparing Physician Assistants who can:
- Successfully pass the National Certifying Examination for Physician Assistants.
- Provide primary health care services with an emphasis on human caring and the underserved.
- Perform diagnostic and therapeutic health services appropriate for a wide range of pathophysiologic processes.
- Develop and implement effective treatment plans for care of common conditions.
- Perform technical and surgical procedures within the scope of practice.
- Monitor and manage patients in acute, long term and ambulatory settings.
- Facilitate patient referral to appropriate specialty practices and community agencies.
- Use clinical problem solving to integrate knowledge from the biological and behavioral sciences with medical knowledge and current standards of clinical practice.
- Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and life-long learning.
- Enlarge the knowledge of the discipline by participating in research projects and publishing findings.
- Demonstrate professional behavior.
Results of most recent Student Learning Outcomes