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Program Goals, Outcomes, & Competencies

Program Goal Program Outcome

Recruit qualified and culturally diverse students emphasizing recruitment from rural and underserved areas within Oklahoma to serve the mission of returning healthcare providers to those communities.

  • Matriculant data is available here.
Graduate students that are skilled, competent, and well prepared for successful clinical practice.
  • Graduate employment information will be posted after the first graduating class
  • NCCPA PANCE data is available here
Graduate students that will value the importance of life-long learning and utilize current evidence-based guidelines to enhance clinical practice.
  • Graduate data will be posted after the first graduating class
Cultivate inter-professional relationships throughout the training program in order to ensure successful practice habits and expectations after graduation.
  • Graduate data will be posted after the first graduating class



Class Number of Candidates National Exam Pass Rate Program Exam Pass Rate

Class of 2023

21 92% 95%

The Program’s NCCPA PANCE pass rate report is available: Here


Program Competencies

Program Defined Competencies
Competency Description
Medical Knowledge
  • Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences.
  • Utilize medical knowledge to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings.
  • Promote disease prevention strategies to improve overall health status.
  • Integrate current evidence-based resources to decision-making in clinical practice.
  • Perform ongoing critical analysis of medical literature and guidelines to stay abreast of current medical standards.
Clinical Reasoning and Problem-Solving Abilities
  • Apply clinical knowledge to patient care by interpreting a history, performing a physical examination, appropriately ordering, and interpreting diagnostic studies, creating a differential diagnosis, formulating an assessment, developing a treatment plan for acute, chronic, and emerging diseases.
  • Relate cultural variances and socioeconomic factors in conjunction with medical knowledge to formulate differential diagnoses, assessment, and treatment plan.
  • Distinguish between extraneous and relevant information when obtaining a patient history.
  • Prioritize differential diagnosis in a hierarchical fashion relative to the patient’s history and clinical findings.
  • Prioritize alarming symptoms and emergent conditions and identify the need for higher level of care including consultation with specialists.
  • Facilitate cost-effective and evidence-based medical care to patients across the lifespan.
  • Develop and implement an individualized plan of care tailored to a patient’s socioeconomic status as well as social, cultural, and religious beliefs.
Interpersonal Skills
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to elicit and provide information with patients, patients’ families, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Adapt to the needs of individual patients by displaying maturity, sensitivity, flexibility, and compassion during all communications while considering diverse cultural health beliefs.
  • Collaborate with each member of the healthcare team and utilize resources to achieve the best care for patients
Professional Behaviors
  • Acknowledge personal and professional limitations affecting patient care and exhibit humility in seeking out guidance for improvement.
  • Adhere to legal and regulatory requirements specific to state practice laws.
  • Maintain professional relationships with collaborating physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Demonstrate respect and sensitivity to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors that are expected of a practicing Physician Assistant.
Clinical and Technical Skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency of medical and surgical procedural skills essential to entering clinical practice.
  • Perform a thorough history and physical examination including ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic testing.
  • Prescribe proper medications considering age, demographics, comorbidities, risk of adverse reactions in addition to patient preferences and financial burden.
  • Complete documents accurately and succinctly in standard medical format in both written and electronic forms.



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