Program Goals

 

The program goals of the Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with respective measurements of success are as follows:

Program Goals Measurement of Success Outcomes
To recruit, retain and successfully graduate highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.
  • Admissions Data
  • Graduation Data
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To deliver an intellectually challenging and creative curriculum through innovative teaching strategies, that facilitates the successful achievement of established learning outcomes and expected competencies.
  • Annual Curriculum Analysis
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To adhere to the highest standards of student performance and achievement of the Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession resulting in successful entrance into the profession with National Commission of Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) first time pass rates at or above the national average.
  • NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Data
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To provide opportunities for students to interact with patients from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, which prepares and inspires graduates to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive, patient-centered, evidence-based healthcare in medically underserved communities locally, nationally and globally.
  • Ongoing programmatic analysis
  • Graduate surveys
  • Employer surveys
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To foster a scholarly setting where students will appropriately conduct critical appraisal of research resulting in improved patient outcomes and effective communication of their findings through medical writing.
  • Graduate capstone project data
  • Graduate surveys
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To afford students opportunities to participate in state and national professional organizations as advocates for the physician assistant profession resulting in continued participation throughout their careers.
  • Graduate surveys
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