- Our program strives to prepare students to meet or exceed the national average on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The PANCE pass rate for the class of 2019 was 91%. The national average for first-time test takers in 2019 was 93%.
- A summative exam, administered just prior to graduation, assesses medical knowledge, identifies content areas of weakness, and prepares the student for the PANCE. The minimum passing score is 70%. The average score for the class of 2019 was 86%.
- The average score on preceptor evaluations of student performance regarding basic medical knowledge during clinical rotations for the class of 2019 was 4.75 on a 5-point scale, with a minimum acceptable score of 4.
- The average grade for the module Medical Interviewing and Documentation was a 95% for the class of 2019. The minimum passing grade for this module is 80%.
- The preceptor evaluations of student performance during clinical rotations revealed the following average scores, based on a 5-point rating scale with a minimum acceptable score of 4, for the class of 2019:
- “Handled relationships and communications with other students and staff appropriately and professionally”= 4.96
- “Partnered with the preceptor, health care managers, and other health care professionals to assess, coordinate, and improve the delivery of health care and patient outcomes”= 4.94
- “Effectively educated patients/families about their condition, treatment, and required follow up”= 4.87
- "Consistently educated the patient regarding personal behaviors which could predispose him/her to illness= 4.89 “Consistently presented cases orally in a complete, accurate and organized manner”= 4.83
- “Consistently dictated and/or wrote complete and organized admission and discharge summaries”= 4.92 “Consistently documented data in the proper format, in an organized and timely manner that is concise, legible, and complete”= 4.8
- The 2019 NECPA IPEC Summit educated local students from various health care professions to learn about, from, and with one another. 100% of our students participated in this Summit.
- 100% of the students complete 12-weeks in a family practice preceptorship.
- 100% of students complete a graded Preventative Care Plan with a benchmark of 70%. The average score for the class of 2019 was 92%.
- The average preceptor evaluation of student performance score for clinical rotations for preventive care, for the class of 2019, was 4.88 on a 5-point scale, with a minimum acceptable score of 4.
- 100% of students are trained in modules that have content that emphasizes primary care settings
- 100% of the students complete a Master’s Research project that requires utilization of information technology skills. The average Master Project grade in 2019 was 94.83% on the written component and a 94.48% on the oral presentation component.
- 100% of the students complete a module of instruction on Research Methods that requires students to read/evaluate and discuss the medical literature on a medical topic. The average grade for this module in 2019 was 97%. The minimum passing grade for this module is 80%.
- 100% of the students take online exams and use an electronic system to log patient encounters.
- 100% of students learn how to use online drug references during a prescription-writing seminar and continue to use this application throughout clinical rotations.
- Clinical preceptors evaluate students on the statement, “consistently expanded his or her medical knowledge with appropriate research materials”. The class of 2019 had a 4.83 average score on a 5-point rating scale, with a minimum acceptable score of 4, for this evaluation.
- 100% of students complete an Ethics module, with a minimum passing grade of 80%. The average grade for the Ethics module was 97% for 2019.
- The clinical preceptor evaluation of students appraises ethical/moral behavior. The average evaluation score for the statement, “Exhibited moral values and behaviors” was 4.99, on a 5-point rating scale with a minimum acceptable score of 4, for the class of 2019.