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  1. Develops a firm foundation in the understanding of scientific concepts in anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and the ability to apply this knowledge in the clinical setting
  2. Acquires the ability to correctly select and interpret diagnostic testing in order to recommend appropriate therapy for the patient
  3. Gathers essential and accurate information through history and physical examination in order to formulate a most likely diagnosis

Reference Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession. AAPA. (2010)