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Goals

PROGRAM GOALS

  • To design a curriculum that builds the cognitive, clinical, interpersonal, and professional skills needed for the supervised practice of medicine as physician assistants.
  • To provide the educational tools so that graduates will be able to identify, analyze and manage clinical problems, and provide effective, efficient, and humane patient care with physician supervision.

Based upon the structural design of the Program and its curriculum, we have created a unique educational model that, through a partnership with the School of Population Health, incorporates a focus in healthcare quality and patient safety.  In addition our students will participate in the Health Mentors Program via the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education, one of the premier interprofessional education centers in the United States.  Physician Assistant Students at TJU will complete simulation activities at the University Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, a state-of-the-art simulation and standardized patient facility accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

The success of the Thomas Jefferson University Physician Assistant Program at attaining these goals will be demonstrated once our students graduate and enter into clinical practice.