2. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Physician Assistant students must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, patients’ families, physicians, professional associates, and the healthcare system. Upon completion of the program, and acting in the capacity as an entry level PA, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and application of effective and mindful interpersonal skills promoting effective and beneficial patient interactions and outcomes in addition to the effective and beneficial interactions with patient families and other members of the healthcare team.
  2. Communicate in a compassionate, mindful, patient-centered and culturally responsive manner to accurately obtain, interpret and utilize information and implement a patient-centered management plan.