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Program Goals

The following are program goals for the South University, Richmond Physician Assistant program :

  • The program will recruit and retain a dynamic faculty with the appropriate training and experience to support the program purpose with a persistent focus on teaching excellence.
  • The program will recruit a highly qualified diverse student cohort with education and experience that will foster success in the program.
  • The program will strive to adequately prepare students for successful completion of Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and for placement in the healthcare workforce as competent physician assistants.

(Note: Requirements for NCCPA Certification are determined by the NCCPA and are subject to change without notification to South University. Graduation from the South University, Richmond Physician Assistant program does not guarantee certification or employment.)

Physician Assistant Learning Outcomes

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:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to evaluate and manage patient complaints across the range of disease states in a diverse patient population.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide patient care that is effective, patient-centered, efficient, and equitable for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of wellness.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills that provide effective information exchange with patients, patients' families, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Develop and demonstrate characteristics of professionalism essential to be an effective physician assistant.
  • Demonstrate the ability to determine the nature of information needed, to effectively and efficiently access information, to critically evaluate the quality and relevance of information, to incorporate the information into clinical or professional practice, and to determine potential ethical and legal dilemmas associated with the use of information.