Learning Outcomes & Expected Competencies
The Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is committed to providing students with a learner-centered educational environment where they will receive the requisite knowledge to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive, patient-centered, evidence-based healthcare in an inter-professional healthcare team.
Student success in achieving the program defined learning outcomes and expectations will be evaluated through a variety of assessment tools such as: multiple choice examinations, inter-professional collaborative group projects, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), reflection journals, clinical performance evaluations and a capstone graduate research project.
The Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program's defined learning outcomes and expectations are based on the Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession as developed jointly by the National Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), the Accreditation Review Commission for Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
Upon completion of the Pfeiffer University Master Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, students will demonstrate entry-level proficiency as physician assistants in the following domains: