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Goals

Program Goal
Measures of Success
Progress since implementation of goals
1. Foster an attitude of service to those less fortunate by cultivating a culture of compassion and service to the underserved - Percentage of class that have didactic and clinical year placements in underserved environments
- Percentage of class that participate in health fairs for underserved
- 100% of class of 2014 placed with clinical experiences in underserved environments.
- 100% of class of 2014 participated in health fairs for underserved populations.
2. Produce graduates who are well steeped in teamwork by providing interprofessional education experiences. - Percentage of class that participate in IPE
experience via the following
- Heart failure project
- Simulations with nursing students
- Clinical session with dental students
- Capstone project
- 100% of class of 2014 participated in skills
session with ASDOH dental student
- 100% of class of 2014 participated in heart
failure project
3. Promote whole person healthcare by including elements of mind, body and spirit across the curriculum. - Percentage of class participating in readings and reflective journaling
- Spirituality in medicine seminar
- Osteopathic philosophy seminar
- CAM seminar and clinical experience
- 100% of class of 2015 participated in reflective journaling
- 100% of class of 2015 participated in osteopathic philosophy seminar and OM demonstration
- 100% of class of 2015 participated in CAM seminar by Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture
4. Educate students in a learning centered environment that promotes self-directed learning.

- Percentage of curriculum involving “out of seat” learning experiences that promote
critical thinking and self- directed learning
such as:

  • Articulate based presentations
  • Internet based modules
  • Medical gaming
  • Interactive classroom sessions
  • Group testing
- 20% reduction in “seat time” activities for class of 2015