Catalog 2021-2022

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PAM 700 Family Medicine Rotation

A supervised clinical practice experience designed to give students the opportunity to participate in the medical decision making process while developing the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to provide care in the ambulatory outpatient family medicine clinic. The course will deliver education on providing comprehensive evidence-based, gender/age specific individualized care, addressing acute and chronic diseases, health promotion and disease prevention in the context of each patient’s social, economic, cultural and religious background. Students will engage with the interprofessional team and behave as a medical professional with patients, families and other members of the medical team.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 701 Internal Medicine Rotation

A supervised clinical practice experience designed to give students the opportunity to participate in the medical decision-making process while developing the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to provide care needed by hospitalized patients. During this rotation students will learn the indications for admission, the care of an admitted patient, and the process for transfer of the patient from admitted to discharged. Students will have the opportunity to work as part of the primary team while coordinating with subspecialist, and interdisciplinary allied health professionals.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 702 Pediatric Medicine Rotation

A supervised clinical practice experience designed to give students the opportunity to participate in the medical decision making process while developing the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to provide care in a pediatric medicine practice. The course provides education in comprehensive, evidence-based, gender/age specific individualized care, addressing acute and chronic diseases (sick child), health promotion (well child) and disease prevention in the context of each patient’s social, economic, cultural and religious background. Students will engage with the interprofessional team and behave as a medical professional with patients, families and other members of the medical team.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 703 Surgical Medicine Rotation

A supervised clinical practice experience designed to give students the opportunity to participate in the medical decision making process while developing the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to provide care in the surgical medicine practice. The experiences in this rotation will include pre-operative, intra-operative (assisting) and post-operative surgical care. Students will engage with the interprofessional team and behave as a medical professional with patients, families and other members of the medical team.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 704 Emergency Medicine Rotation

A supervised clinical practice experience designed to give students the opportunity to participate in the medical decision making process while developing the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to provide care in the emergency medicine practice. The rotation will take place in emergency departments. This rotation allows students to establish triage skills, learn to recognize and manage conditions that need immediate attention and prioritize care for conditions that are less urgent. Students will engage with the interprofessional team and behave as a medical professional with patients, families and other members of the medical team.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 705 Behavioral Medicine Rotation

A supervised clinical practice experience designed to give students the opportunity to participate in the medical decision making process while developing the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to recognize and provide care for various behavioral/mental health problems. In settings, such as in/outpatient behavioral/mental health facilities and multiservice centers students will participate in behavioral/mental health evaluations, observe behavioral/mental therapy/interventions, and discuss management plans. Emphasis is on applying skills learned to treatment of behavioral/mental health issues in primary care. Students will engage with the interprofessional team and behave as a medical professional with patients, families and other members of the medical team.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 706 Women’s Medicine Rotation

A supervised clinical practice experience designed to give students the opportunity to participate in the medical decision making process while developing the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities to provide care in a women’s health medicine practice. Experiences include prenatal care, obstetric/gynecologic health histories, ob/gyn exams, evaluation and management planning. Emphasis is on applying skills learned to the treatment of ob/gyn health issues in primary care in the context of each patient’s social, economic, cultural and religious background. Students will engage with the interprofessional team and behave as a medical professional with patients, families and other members of the medical team.
Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 707 Elective Experience Rotation I

A supervised clinical practice experience selected by the student designed to give students the opportunity to develop appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities in patient care, knowledge for practice, practice based learning and improvement, communication, professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, system based practice and/or professional development. Options for students to achieve this include but are not limited to, additional experience in a required rotation; medical discipline of interest not encountered in the previous rotations; public health service; administration; and health policy. If the selected site does not have an existing affiliation, approval from the Clinical Education Coordinator is required.
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 708 Elective Experience Rotation II

A supervised clinical practice experience selected by the student designed to give students the opportunity to develop appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities in patient care, knowledge for practice, practice based learning and improvement, communication, professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, system based practice and/or professional development. Options for students to achieve this include but are not limited to, additional experience in a required rotation; medical discipline of interest not encountered in the previous rotations; public health service; administration; and health policy. If the selected site does not have an existing affiliation, approval from the Clinical Education Coordinator is required.
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 710 Physician Assistant Competencies I

A course designed to monitor the second-year PA students progression in obtaining the program defined PA competencies. Students will complete practical examinations in a simulated patient encounter that will include the utilization of high fidelity simulators, task trainers, and/or standardized patients. Under the guidance of their faculty mentor, students will complete sections of their final capstone project during this course.
Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine

PAM 711 Physician Assistant Competencies II

A course designed to monitor the second-year PA student’s progression in obtaining the PA program defined competencies. Students will complete practical examinations in a simulated patient encounter that will include the utilization of high fidelity simulators, task trainers, and/or standardized patients. Under the guidance of their faculty mentor, students will complete sections of their final capstone project during this course.
Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine. PAM 700

PAM 712 Physician Assistant Competencies III

A course designed to monitor the second-year PA students progression in obtaining the PA program defined competencies Students will complete practical examinations in a simulated patient encounter that will include the utilization of high fidelity simulators, task trainers, and/or standardized patients. Under the guidance of their faculty mentor, students will complete sections of their final capstone project during this course.
Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Physician Assistant Medicine. PAM 711