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Preceptor Evaluation Categories For Use by the Preceptor When Evaluating PA Students

FOR USE BY THE PRECEPTOR WHEN EVALUATING PA STUDENTS

A.  MEDICAL INTERVIEW:

Conveys understanding and warmth to patient
Obtains all pertinent data
Follows organized format
Provides appropriate information and summery to patient
Obtains history in a reasonable amount of time

B.  PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:

Follows organized format
Respectful of patient's comfort and feelings
Performs appropriate and accurate physical examination
Uses psychomotor skills of observation, palpation, percussion
Explains procedures to patient

C.  ORAL CASE PRESENTATION:

Presents clear, concise, organized, statement of patient problems
Includes all major active problems of patient
Includes psychosocial profile

D.  WRITTEN PATIENT RECORD:

Writes in a legible, accurate and organized manner
Uses POMR or classical format
Includes initial problem list
Includes Psychosocial profile

E.  APPROPRIATE LABORATORY TESTS:

Demonstrates a sound knowledge of laboratory tests
Orders appropriate tests that aid in differential diagnosis
Uses tests discriminately, taking into account, test cost, morbidity, and yield , and avoiding  shotgun ordering of tests

F. CLINICAL PROCEDURES:

Accurately performs technical tasks
Uses basic diagnostic instruments with skill and appropriate caution
Understands when a procedure is needed

G.  CLINICAL REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

Synthesizes and analyzes clinical date correctly
Correlates clinical and laboratory data
Accurately determines major active problems
Distinguishes normal from abnormal findings
Proposes a tentative assessment

H.  FACTUAL KNOWLEDGE AND CONCEPTS:

Correlates integration of basic and clinical sciences with clinical application
Demonstrates evidence of outside reading and study

I.  ASSESSMENT/DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

Formulates a differential diagnosis
Justifies selection of diagnosis

J.  ABILITY TO FORM & IMPLEMENT MANAGEMENT PLAN:

Designs most effective program of care
Implements plan consistently and appropriately
Selects appropriate teaching methods for patient education
Carries out teaching methods of patient education
Selects appropriate consultation and referrals
Selects effective therapeutics modalities
Understands appropriate drug therapeutics
Arranges for follow-up
Monitors the effects and effectiveness of plan

1 RELATING TO COLLEAGUES:

Works effectively with nurses
Works effectively with other health professionals

2.  RELATING TO PATIENTS:

Communicates effectively with patients
Relates to patients as individuals

3.  UNDERSTANDING OF P.A. ROLE/RECOGNITION OF LIMITATIONS:

Recognizes problems that require attention of attending physician and/or consultant
Takes appropriate action within the limitations of PA's role

4.  SELF-CONFIDENCE

Fosters confidence in his /her competence among patients, peers, and supervisors
Demonstrates adequate and appropriate confidence in his/her/ abilities

5.  RELIABILITY, DEPENDABILITY & ATTENDANCE

Assumes responsibility appropriately
Attends duties regularly and punctually
Completes work thoroughly
Carries out tasks within realistic time limits

6.  PROFESSIONALISM:

Demonstrates ethical behavior and attitudes
Maintains professional relationship with patients
Maintains professional relationship with peers
Maintains professional relationship with supervisor(s)

7.  ATTITUDE:

Responds appropriately to supervision
Accepts constructive criticism maturely

8.  APPEARANCE:

Dresses appropriately for professional role
Maintains clean and kempt appearance

                        

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