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Program Outcomes

Physician Assistant Program Outcomes

Knowledge-Related Outcomes

Upon completion of the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program, graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical sciences and an ability to integrate and apply this knowledge to the care of patients.
  2. Differentiate between the normal and the abnormal in anatomic and physiologic findings and other diagnostic test data.
  3. Understand psychological, socioeconomic, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of human health and illness.
  4. Identify the appropriate interventions for prevention of disease conditions and promotion of healthy living behaviors.

Skill-Related Outcomes

Upon completion of the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Gather essential and accurate patient information.
  2. Competently perform physical examination, basic diagnostic, and therapeutic clinical procedures.
  3. Interpret, assess, integrate, and apply diagnostic test data and patient assessment information in the process of clinical problem-solving, reasoning, and decision-making.
  4. Apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to critically evaluate and resolve clinical problems.
  5. Communicate and effectively collaborate with patients and members of the health care team to provide competent comprehensive patient-centered care across the lifespan.
  6. Learn independently with a critical awareness of the scope and limits of one’s knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Values and Attitudes-Related Outcomes

Upon completion of the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program, graduates will:

  1. Commit to a high ethical standard sensitive and responsive to the patient’s needs, culture, age, gender, and disabilities.
  2. Demonstrate respect, compassion, integrity, and accountability to patients, society, and the profession.
  3. Create and sustain sound professional relationships with patients and members of the health care team.
  4. Demonstrate emotional resilience and stability, adaptability, flexibility and tolerance of ambiguity and anxiety with an awareness of the importance of maintaining one’s own well-being. 

Contact Information

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Physician Assistant Program 
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE
Riggleman Hall #130
Charleston, WV 25304
Fax: 304-357-4932

Admissions Inquiries 
Pam Carden, MA
Admissions Coordinator
304-357-4968
pamcarden@ucwv.edu 

General Inquiries 
Lori Thornton
Administrative Assistant
304-357-4710
lorithornton@ucwv.edu 

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UC's CASPA GRE Code is: 8830  

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