For our graduates to enhance the quality of the lives they touch and to help alleviate healthcare disparities in our nation and the world.
To develop competent clinicians within a supportive, engaging, culturally diverse environment which fosters spiritual, academic and social growth. Our graduates will become integrated into communities striving for excellence in healthcare through compassion, professionalism, and lifelong learning.
|Program Goals||Assessment Method||Benchmarks||Results|
|A) Upon graduation, Methodist PA students will demonstrate the medical knowledge to effectively evaluate, treat and manage patients||PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE)||Target: Above the national average pass rate||Five year Methodist pass rate=98%, national average=96%|
|B) Upon graduation, Methodist PA students will demonstrate the clinical skills necessary for practice, including effective history taking, physical exams and basic medical procedural skills||Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE)||Target: 100% pass rate||Class of 2020=100% OSCE pass rate|
|C) Upon graduation, Methodist PA students will demonstrate professional communication and behavior towards their patients and other medical professionals||Preceptor evaluation of students||Target: 100% of all students score an average of > 2.5/4 by final 3 preceptors||Average score of all students = 3.9/4 and no student scored below the minimal competency set at 2.5/4|
|D) Upon graduation, Methodist PA students will gain employment in clinical practice||Graduate survey||Target: 100% of certified graduates are gainfully employed* within 6 months||100% of the Class of 2019 were employed within 6 months of graduation.|
|E) Methodist PA program will recruit highly qualified and diverse students||CASPA application||Threshold: at least maintain class URM numbers at 15% and SDB numbers at 40%. **|
Target: by 2020 to have increased each cohort’s URM and/or SDB by 5%
|Class of 2022 enrolled 33% URM and 63% SDB.|
|F) Methodist PA program will retain academically competent students throughout the program||Direct measure||Academic related attrition rates will be less than 6% per cohort||Average attrition CO 2020-CO 2022=4.2% (5 students).|
|* Includes employment, post-graduate fellowship/education or non-employment by choice|
** URM = under-represented minority, SDB = socioeconomically disadvantaged background