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1. Medical Knowledge

Demonstration of the pathophysiology, etiology, risk factors, epidemiology, signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up, patient management, surgical principles, health promotion, and disease prevention for a variety of medical conditions.

2. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Demonstration of interpersonal and inter-professional communication skills that effectively and compassionately articulate medical information.

3. Clinical and Technical Skills

Demonstration of the delivery of patient-centered assessment, evaluation and management, as well as education and/or counseling for health promotion. Graduating students must also demonstrate the ability to appropriately and safely perform procedures, diagnostic interpretation, or other clinical techniques within the scope of practice of a physician assistant.

4. Clinical Reasoning and Problem Solving

Demonstrate the ability to interpret and integrate an evidence-based approach to clinical practice through clinical reasoning, and decision-making processes to improve patient care practices.

5. Professional Behaviors

Demonstrate a high level of professionalism through personal behaviors, sensitivity to others, and/or accountability essential to patients, society and the profession.