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Priority Objective #1:
By the end of AY2025, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies will review and modify the curriculum to allow for increased clinical application of didactic students' training and improved student satisfaction and competency.
Measures:
  • By the end of AY2024, enhance student satisfaction results in the end of didactic year evaluations to achieve a program average score of 4.75 or higher.
  • By the end of AY2025, increase students' PACKRAT I examination score to consistently exceed the national average.
  • By the end of AY2025, 90% of students' pass the end of didactic year OSCE on the first attempt.

 

Priority Objective #2:
By the end of AY2025, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies will increase clinical site options and availability through expansion of Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences (SCPE) by 10%.
Measures:
  • By AY2025, increase total number of clinical site or preceptor options available at the time of optimization by 10%.
  • By AY2025, actions by one new or existing stakeholder will result in a positive impact to the number of SCPEs.

 

Priority Objective #3:
By the end of AY2025, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies will align course curriculum and implement innovative teaching methods to optimize student learning.
Measures:
  • By AY2024, PAS faculty mean scores are ≥ 4.5 (meets or exceeds expectations) as depicted on the student evaluation of faculty.
  • By AY2025, all PAS course performance scores are ≥ 5.0 (exceeds expectations) as depicted on the student evaluation of courses.
  • By the end of AY2025, students' PACKRAT I examination scores increase to consistently exceed the national average.
  • Each PAS faculty member will implement at least one innovative teaching method per AY.

 

Priority Objective #4:
By the end of AY2025, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies will increase the percentage of graduates who work with underserved populations by designing and implementing a holistic admission process that strives to matriculate class cohorts that include underrepresented*, medically underserved, rural**, and veteran populations.
Measures:
  • By the end of AY2024, the Program will have a 50% minimum 3-year average matriculation rate of the student body from underrepresented populations, rural areas, veteran, and HPSA/medically underserved areas.
  • By the end of AY2024, the Program will matriculate at minimum 25% of the student body from rural areas per admission cycle.
  • By the end of AY2025, the number of graduating PA students per cohort practicing in medically underserved areas will exceed 20% of the graduating class.

*For the definition of underrepresented, please see HRSA's glossary.

**Rural population equates to communities <50,000 population, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.