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The following are program outcomes for the South University, Richmond Physician Assistant program:
The objectives of the South University Physician Assistant (PA) program are to recruit qualified students from all areas and provide fair and equitable admissions criteria; make available a variety of instructional models and resources to provide the PA student with the most effective learning environments and opportunities; provide appropriate cognitive psychomotor and affective learning opportunities for PA students to achieve the necessary competency and proficiency levels expected and required of the physician assistant; provide appropriate learning opportunities for PA students that will prepare them to perform their expected competencies in an ethical, legal, safe, and effective manner upon graduation; prepare PA students to communicate effectively; instill the importance and value of continued education and involvement in appropriate professional and community affairs after graduation; and encourage the PA students to recognize their own strengths and limitations and interpret for others the scope and function of a physician assistant.
The Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant is supported by a community-wide network of hospitals, clinics, health agencies, and private medical practices that serve as clinical settings.
The South University Physician Assistant program expects the following outcomes for each graduate of the program. The program uses achievement of these outcomes as metrics for student competence and program effectiveness. Graduates will: