Description of the Profession
PA's are state-licensed and nationally-certified medical professionals qualified by academic and clinical experience to practice medicine or deliver medical services with great autonomy on teams with physicians. PA's may be involved in providing health care services in a wide variety of medical care settings with the supervision, but not necessarily in the presence of a physician. The scope of the PA's practice may vary with his/her individual capabilities and the specific needs of the employing physician or institution.
As a graduate of the Daemen College Physician Assistant Program, you will be expected to:
- Provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
- Demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical and clinical sciences and apply this knowledge to patient care
- Investigate and evaluate your patient care practices, appraise, and assimilate scientific evidence and improve your patient care practices
- Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their patient's families, and professional associates
- Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles,and sensitivity to a diverse patient population
- Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.