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Kettering College Plans for Summer 2021 Semester Due to Coronavirus

Kettering College is prepared to deliver a quality academic experience while keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty at the forefront as we return to campus for the summer 2021 semester.

Classes begin Monday, May 10.

  1. A blended method of instruction will be used. We will have a combination of face-to-face and online learning experiences.
  2. Clinical training will be face-to-face at clinical sites and through simulation activities on campus.
  3. Laboratory work will primarily be on campus.
  4. Lecture or didactic work will be a combination of face-to-face and online delivery.

For more details about the summer semester, visit www.kc.edu/return-to-campus.

For up-to-date information about the coronavirus and Kettering College, visit www.kc.edu/coronavirus.

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Program Goals and Outcomes

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The mission of the Kettering College physician assistant studies program is to provide, in a Christian environment, the academic and clinical experience necessary to develop competent empathetic professional health care providers who are dedicated to lifelong learning.

VISION FOR THE PA PROGRAM

The physician assistant course of study will produce outstanding new physician assistants. Using innovative learning methods and a commitment to mentor and empower students, Kettering College educates its PA students to exhibit the highest standards of intellectual, ethical, and spiritual maturity. They exemplify professional excellence and leadership in meeting the challenges of the profession in an evolving health care environment.

  • MPAS Program Goals

    • Academic and Clinical Success

      Graduates will possess essential medical knowledge and aptitude for continued professional growth.

      Measured by:

      1. End of Rotation Exam (EORE) performance by discipline > National Mean
      2. At or Above National Average 5 Year First-Time Taker PANCE Performance 

      End of Rotation Exam (EORE) performance by discipline > National Mean

      Standard Deviation from the National Mean
      Rotation 2018 2019 2020
      Women’s Health 0.8 0.5 0.3
      Behavioral Health 0.7 0.6 0.0
      Pediatrics 0.8 0.2 0.4
      Internal Medicine 0.7 0.7 0.7
      General Surgery 0.8 0.7 0.7
      Family Medicine 0.5 0.3 0.2
      Emergency Medicine 0.8 0.6 0.2
      ·      Program benchmark:  EORE performance by discipline > the national mean

       


      At or Above National Average 5 Year First-Time Taker PANCE Performance

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    • Professionalism

      Graduates will act with integrity and respect for others.

      Measured by:

      1. Preceptor evaluation of students > to benchmark
      2. Wright State University OSCE Professionalism Performance > to benchmark **
      3. End of Program Student Professionalism Survey > to benchmark ***

      Preceptor Evaluation of Students > Benchmark

      9-point Likert Scale (1-3 unsatisfactory, 4-6 satisfactory, 7-9 superior)
      Benchmark of 7

      2018 2019 2020
      Integrity & Ethical Behavior 8.28 8.38 8.35
      Practice within scope of abilities 8.18 8.29 8.19
      Awareness of legal and regulatory requirements 8.08 8.13 8.02
      Professional communication among a diverse patient population 8.26 8.39 8.25
      Appropriate level of self-confidence 7.83 8.03 7.98
      AVG. 8.12 8.24 8.16

       


      WSU OSCE Standardized Patients Professionalism Performance > Benchmark**

      Benchmark 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort
      70% 71.3% 87.6%
      **End of program student professionalism survey was utilized for the cohort of 2020 in place of WSU standardized patients due to the global pandemic.


      2020 End of Program Student Professionalism Survey > Benchmark***

      4-point Likert scale
      (1 strongly disagree, 2 disagree, 3 agree, 4 strongly agree)
      Benchmark of 3

      2020 Cohort
      Composure under difficult circumstances 3.97
      Adaptability/Flexibility 3.97
      Timeliness with assignment deadlines 3.98
      Communication and listening skills 3.96
      Attendance & Participation with class activities 3.99
      ***End of program student professionalism survey was utilized for the cohort of 2020 in place of WSU standardized patients due to the global pandemic.

       

    • Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills

      Graduates will effectively utilize interpersonal communication skills to provide patient-centered care.

      Measured by:

      1. Preceptor surveys of students > to benchmark
      2. WSU OSCE standardized patients interpersonal communication skills*

      Preceptor surveys of students > Benchmark

      9-point Likert Scale (1-3 unsatisfactory, 4-6 satisfactory, 7-9 superior)
      Benchmark of 7

        2018 2019 2020
      Communicate effectively with patients and their families 8 8.03 7.96
      Communicate well and works effectively with other members of healthcare team 8.11 8.15 8.11
      Presents a summary of relevant medical information in a concise and clear format to other clinicians 7.64 7.91 7.69
      AVG. 7.92 8.03 7.92

       


      *WSU OSCE standardized patients interpersonal communication skills data (available August 2021)

    • Safe and Effective Procedural Skills

      Graduates will safely and effectively perform procedural interventions when indicated.

      Measured by:

      1. Preceptor evaluations > to benchmark
      2. 100% of graduates will complete the Core Procedures Check-off*
      3. WSU OSCE procedure check-off**

      Preceptor evaluation of students procedural skills > Benchmark

      9-point Likert Scale (1-3 unsatisfactory, 4-6 satisfactory, 7-9 superior)

      Benchmark of 7

        2018 2019 2020
      Demonstrates procedural skills appropriate to level of training of a PA-S 7.9 7.91 7.87

       


      100% of graduates will complete the core procedure check-off (data available August of 2021)*


      WSU OSCE procedure check-off (data available August of 2021)**

    • Service Learning

      Graduates will demonstrate compassion, integrity, sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population and healthcare settings.

      Measured by:

      1. Students will participate in 10 hours of service learning during the didactic year*
      2. 80% of graduates will experience at least one SCPE in an underserved area**

      Students will participate in 10 hours of service learning during the didactic year*

      Cohort of 2018 Cohort of 2019 Cohort of 2020
      100% 100% 100%
      *Service learning is defined as active participation in professional organization (OAPA, AAPA, PAEA), engagement in KC PA Clinton Trott Society leadership or events, active service participation in local and global community organizations and events


      80% of graduates will experience at least one SCPE in an underserved area**

      Cohort 2018 Cohort 2019 Cohort 2020 Cohort 2021
      93% 93% 91% 91%
      50/54 51/55 52/57 50/55

      **Underserved is defined as rural and Veterans Administration sites and health care populations which are disadvantaged because of ability to pay, ability to access care, or other disparities for reasons of race, religion, language group or social status.

  • MPAS End-of-Degree Student Learning Outcomes

    • Patient-Centered Medical Knowledge

      Graduates of the KC PA Program will:

      1. Demonstrate adequate medical knowledge across the age and body system spectrum.
      2. Make an appropriate referral and/or follow up of patients.
      3. Incorporate understanding of medical science when determining disease etiology.
      4. Utilize critical thinking skills to provide patient care.
      5. Correctly order and interpret diagnostic tests.
      6. Initiate appropriate interventions for preventable conditions.
      7. Utilize screening recommendations for disease prevention.
      8. Create an appropriate differential diagnosis.
      9. Appropriately manage patients according to evidence-based guidelines.
      10. Recognize the indications for principal therapeutic interventions
    • Interpersonal & Communication Skills

      Graduates of the KC PA Program will:

      1. Appropriately document information regarding patient care.
      2. Demonstrate professional composure.
      3. Use effective listening and nonverbal communication skills to effectively communicate with others.
    • Patient-Centered Clinical Care

      Graduates of the KC PA Program will:

      1. Elicit an accurate patient history.
      2. Effectively perform a physical exam.
      3. Demonstrate caring and respectful behaviors when interacting with patients and their
      4. Communicate effectively so that patients can understand the information being conveyed to them.
      5. Competently perform medical and surgical procedures considered essential in the area of primary care.
    • Professional and Legal Aspects of Health Care

      Graduates of the KC PA Program will:

      1. Evaluate the impact of legal and regulatory requirements of the practice of medicine.
      2. Demonstrate an adequate fund of knowledge regarding the ethical principles pertaining to provision of or withholding of clinical care.
      3. Exemplify professional behavior as expected of a PA
      4. Address personal strengths and weaknesses appropriately.
    • Health Care Finance & Systems

      Graduates of the KC PA Program will:

      1. Describe the funding sources and payment systems that provide coverage for patient care.
      2. Summarize the larger context and systems of healthcare.
      3. Appraise the resources within the system that aid in providing optimal quality health care.
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