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Throughout the clinical phase of the program, learners will be evaluated and expected to meet the highest standards of achievement in the established learning outcomes and expected competencies. 

In each of the clinical rotations (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Women’s Health (OB/GYN), Behavioral and Mental Health Care, Emergency Medicine, and two elective rotations) the learner will be evaluated by the Director of Clinical Education, Clinical Preceptor(s) and Faculty Advisor (s) utilizing a variety of assessment tools, as follows: 

  • Written case presentation and Critical Appraisal of Article
    • This written voiced over PowerPoint presentation will include a SCPE specific case with thorough focused history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, treatment plan (including health maintenance and prevention), and follow-up plan.
    • The learner must write a PICO question and critically appraise an article related to the presenting problem using the appropriate work sheet.
    • This assignment will be due at 11:59 AM (EST) on the last Monday of the clinical rotation
    • This assignment will be submitted through the clinical rotation site on eMedley
  • Reflection paper
    • The self-reflection is 250 words, double-spaced summary on a health disparity or social justice issue encountered during this SCPE, and how does the learner envision their role as a Physician Assistant in addressing these issues.
    • This assignment will be submitted through the clinical rotation site on eMedley, and it is due at 11:59 PM (EST) on the last Monday of the clinical rotation
  • End of rotation examination
    • Will be administered at 8:00 AM on End of Rotation Day 1
    • Is comprised of 120 PANCE style, multiple choice questions based on the learning objectives of the clinical rotation completed.
    • Must be completed in 120 minutes.
    • Will follow the PAEA End of Rotation Exam topic list and blueprint
    • Exam results will be available on the morning of End of Rotation Day 2
  • Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) 
    • On End of Rotation Day 2, at the assigned time, the learners will report to the Clinical Learning Center for a focused, clinical rotation specific OSCE utilizing standardized patients.
    • The assessment will be proctored by Ithaca College MS-PAS principal and adjunct faculty
    • The result of the assessment will be given to the learner upon completion of the exercise.
  • Learner evaluation of preceptor and site 
    • Mid-rotation evaluation 
    • This evaluation MUST be submitted via E-Medley by the learner by the end of week 3 of the clinical rotation. 
  • Preceptor evaluation of the learner
    • End of rotation evaluation
    • This evaluation MUST be submitted via E-medley by the clinical preceptor no later than the end of the last day of the clinical rotation. 
  • Director of Clinical Education evaluation of the learner
    • Mid-rotation evaluation
    • This evaluation MUST be submitted via E-medley by the Director of Clinical Education by the end of week 3 of the clinical rotation. 
  • Clinical procedure log on E-Medley 
    • This log MUST be submitted via E-Medley by the learner no later than the end of the last day of the clinical rotation
  • Patient profile log on E-Medley
    • This log MUST be submitted via Evaluate by the learner no later than the end of the last day of the clinical rotation.
  • Learner end of rotation evaluation
    • This evaluation MUST be submitted via E-Medley by the learner no later than the end of the last day of the clinical rotation.

All assessments become a part of the learner’s permanent record.