Derived from the Core Competencies of the PA Profession
PAs must demonstrate core knowledge in biomedical and clinical sciences and be able to apply this knowledge to clinical care.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
PAs must demonstrate interpersonal & communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients’ families, professional associates and other individuals within the healthcare system.
PAs must demonstrate care that is effective, safe, high quality, & equitable.
PAs must demonstrate a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to diverse population, & adherence to legal & regulatory requirements.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
PAs must be able to assess, evaluate, & improve their patient care practices.
Systems Based Practice
PAs must demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to a larger system of health care to provide patient care that balances quality & cost, while maintaining the privacy of the individual patient.