Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Studies Program
The mission of the Physician Assistant Studies program at CBU is to meet the needs of those suffering from a lack of quality primary care services by training healthcare providers who deliver excellent and compassionate care using current evidence-based medical information and knowledge. Our diverse graduates become life-long learners collaborating with physicians and other healthcare workers in their communities to advance the profession of the Physician Assistant.
The curriculum is delivered through traditional campus-based methods with clinical rotations located in sites throughout the Memphis metropolitan area, one of the nation's leading medical centers. Newly renovated space is used to house both the didactic and laboratory components of the program. The curriculum focuses on six major competency components: medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.
The program recently established our Simulation laboratory in the fall of 2014 - 4 room simulation center with high to mid fidelity mannequins used weekly to augment the clinical medicine courses. Students are exposed to various scenarios where they assess the mannequin, perform physical exams and use critical thinking strategies to develop a plan of care.
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