Mar 03, 2024
PAS 771 - Primary Care Selective II Clerkship (5 units)
The Primary Care Selective (PCS) II Clerkship offers second-year PA students a 4-week clinical experience and an introduction to the role of the medical provider in an area of interest in support of a career as a primary care physician assistant.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Internship/Practicum: 5
Offered: Every Fall
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the didactic year to demonstrate competency in advanced elicitation of history, communication, physical examination, and critical thinking skills in the chosen discipline.
2. obtain problem focused medical history, conduct a time efficient focused physical examination, recommend diagnostic studies, and discuss and recommend treatment plans with the guidance of a preceptor from the chosen field of study.
3. interact with the team to discuss the indications for, and interpretation of, various diagnostic studies used in the evaluation of diseases or injuries related to this specific chosen discipline.
4. develop differential and primary diagnoses based on the clinical presentation of a patient.
5. recommend appropriate treatment plans for each patient encounter, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies and including appropriate specialist referral when indicated.
6. generate timely documentation of all patient encounters.
7. demonstrate appropriate, professional communication with patients, families, faculty and healthcare team members.
8. actively engage in pre, intra and postoperative patient encounters with appropriate supervision if applicable to this chosen selective.
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