Program Goals for Physician Assistant Studies 

Program Goals for Physician Assistant Studies

  1. To maintain accreditation with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

  Measure/Benchmark

             a. ARC-PA Accreditation Status

Success of Goal

Criteria Dates Obtained
Accreditation - Initial Provisional March 2017
Accreditation - Provisional Monitoring June 2020
Final Provisional Accreditation TBD March 2022
Accreditation - Continued
Next Accreditation Review March 2022
  2. To attract and graduate students who model the PA program mission by demonstrating compassion, empathy and cultural awareness.

Measure/Benchmark

             a. Preceptor Evaluation of Student > 3.5 average for cohort on a 5 point Likert scale

Success of Goal

Criteria Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Preceptor Evaluation of Student “Display Empathy and Compassion” Not on this evaluation 4.8 4.9
Preceptor Evaluation of Student “Possesses Cultural Awareness/Inclusion” Not on this evaluation 4.8 4.9
  3. To graduate students committed to life-long learning and ethical practice.

Measure/Benchmark

             a. Student Graduate Exit Survey > 3.5 average for cohort on a 5 point Likert scale

 

Success of Goal

Criteria Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Graduate Exit Survey- Practice Life Long Learning 4.5 4.6
Graduate Exit Survey- Preparation on Ethical Issues 4.1 4.4
  4. To prepare clinicians who exhibit excellent medical knowledge, interpersonal communication skills and professionalism.

Measure/Benchmark

             a. Preceptor Evaluation of Student > 3.5 average for cohort on a 5 point Likert scale

Success of Goal

Criteria Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Medical Knowledge 4.4 4.6 4.5
Interpersonal & Communication Skills 4.7 4.8 4.9
Professionalism 4.7 4.8 4.9

Comments: Results for the Class of 2022 only include the first three clinical rotations.

  5. To attain a first time PANCE pass rate equal to or greater than the national average.

Measure/Benchmark

             a. NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate for First-time test takers

Success of Goal

Criteria Class of 2020 Nat’l Avg. 2020 Class of 2021 Nat’l Avg. 2021 Class of 2022 Nat’l Avg. 2022 Class of 2023 Nat’l Avg. 2023 Class of 2024 Nat’l Avg. 2024
PANCE Performance 1st time test takers 80% 95% 94% Available January 2022