In the design of the curriculum and clinical experiences it is the goal of the Physician Assistant Institute:
- To develop motivated, high quality graduates dedicated to self- discovery and self-assessment and committed to the application of critical thinking and analysis of research in order to utilize best practices in patient care.
- To develop highly competent physician assistants as evidenced by the ability to transfer knowledge from the classroom and rotation experience to graduate clinical performance through:
- Successfully passing the national certifying examination.
- Acquisition and application of the basic and clinical sciences.
- Understanding the diversity amongst patients, ideas, perceptions of care, and culture while respecting the values associated with their ethnicity, sexual orientation and background.
- Developing an appreciation for patient preferences and the diversity of the treatments and healers they seek.
- The ability to implement effective communication skills to colleagues, patients and families they encounter to improve patient care and outcome.
- To develop a solid professional value system, committed to life-long learning, professional development and advocacy for the profession.
It is the intention of the University of Bridgeport, Faculty of Health Science, and the Physician Assistant Institute that we will endeavor to communicate these goals through our teaching, role modeling and clinical practice.