4. Professionalism

Physician Assistant students must express positive values and ideals as care is delivered. Foremost, professionalism involves prioritizing the interests of those being served above one’s own while acknowledging professional and personal limitations. Physician Assistant students must demonstrate a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. Upon completion of the program, and acting in the capacity as an entry level PA, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professionalism in interactions with others including, but not limited to, patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and application of an understanding of the PA role including ethical and professional standards regarding the PA profession
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements specific to the PA profession
  4. Demonstrate the ability to recognize their own professional and personal limitations in providing care and appropriate patient referral when necessary