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Goals of the Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Program


Derived from the Core Competencies of the PA Profession

Medical Knowledge

  • 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.

Patient Care

  • 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.