PANCE Scores & Goals Accomplished

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PANCE First Time Pass Rates

Goals Accomplished

Educate physician assistants in primary care, preventive medicine and health literacy.

  • Students are taught primary care, preventive medicine and health literacy.
  • Students have primary care rotations as follows: an 8 week Family Medicine rotation, an 8 week Internal Medicine, 4 weeks in Pediatrics, and 4 weeks in Women’s Health.
  • Students shadow with a variety of primary care populations.
  • Preceptors rated the students above 9.45 out of 10 on average for preventative medicine; 9.43 and for patient education.
  • 98% retention rate overall for the first three classes.

Prepare physician assistants to interact with diverse, medically underserved populations.

  • Students have the chance to learn about and interact with diverse medically underserved populations.
  • Emphasis reflecting on one’s own culture and how that affects how the student perceives the world around them, including others in medical professions and patients
  • Students go out into the field and conduct a medical interview.
  • Emphasis on learning how culture can influence different patient population and how patients perceive medical care.
  • Students have the opportunity to explore personal meaning of illness to a patient, spiritual and ethnic diversity in and out of the classroom.
  • Preceptors rated students above 9.70 out of 10 on average in sensitivity to culture, age, gender, and disability issues
  • The exit survey for the Class of 2015 showed that 86% felt that service projects allowed them to appreciate different cultures
  • The Class of 2015 had 70% of the students in medically underserved areas.  The Class of 2016 will have approximately 69% of the students rotating in medically underserved areas

Instill the importance of professionalism.

  • Preceptors rated students above 9.77 on average in professionalism during the clinical year
  • 100% of the students exhibited professionalism during the didactic and clinical years

Provide opportunities for interprofessional education in order to work effectively as a health care team member.

  • 100% of the PA students participated in IPE activities with the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Professions twice a year in the didactic year
  • 100% of the PA students participated in additional IPE events with the School of Pharmacy during the didactic year
  • 100% of the PA students stated after an IPE event, “I feel able to place the interests of  the patient at the center of inter-professional healthcare delivery”
  • 97% of the PA students stated “I can clearly see how inter-professional collaboration is crucial in optimizing patient care”