The program expects the learner to demonstrate further refinement in the performance, ordering and interpretation of specific diagnostic and therapeutic skills during the clinical phase. The listed table below provides such skills and which rotation will most likely provide the opportunity to demonstrate entry-level competency of each skill. Learners are expected to proactively seek these opportunities and provide documentation that the skill was performed with entry-level competency (procedure log on clinical logging platform, clinical preceptor mid-rotation and end of rotation evaluation.) Moreover, the highlighted skills will be evaluated randomly through Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) during the End of Rotation days and the Summative Evaluation. If the opportunity to perform a required skill in the clinical setting does not present itself by Clinical Rotation #6, the program will seek to provide a clinical experience where the learner may do so. The Director of Clinical Education through the learner’s procedure log will monitor this. If despite the learner’s and/or the PA program’s efforts, the learner does not have the opportunity to perform the required skill in the clinical setting then the learner will perform the required skill in the Simulation Lab.
The program has also identified skills where the learner should have a working knowledge of the indication and performance of the procedure. Although these skills are considered optional, if the opportunity to participate in the performance of the skill arises, the learner is encouraged to do so under the supervision of their clinical preceptor.