Program Goal Benchmarks

  • Program Goal 1 (Provide resources to support students in adapting to and managing the rigors inherent to PA education): Score of 4 or 5 on Student Annual Evaluation of Program and Student Exit Survey items pertaining to Goal.
  • Program Goal 2 (Provide a curriculum and experience promoting mastery of the skills and behaviors as an entry level Physician Assistant): Successful completion of Program summative exams with a 80% or higher score by 80% or greater number of cohort students; and, successful completion of PANCE by equal or great number of cohort students to national average.
  • Program Goal 3 (Foster a collaborative approach to work effectively in interdisciplinary patient-centered health care teams): Score of 4 or 5 on all Preceptor Evaluation of SCPE Student and 1, 3, and 5 year Employer Survey items pertaining to team-based care  by 98% or greater number of cohort students (or, in the case of employer survey, by 98% or greater number of returned surveys).
  • Program Goal 4 (Foster mindfulness based practices): 100% of matriculated students complete mindfulness journaling project in Didactic phase of training).
  • Program Goal 5 (Promote and support student and faculty civic engagement opportunities): 80% of students participate in service projects (e.g.  RAM Smyth County, MLFC volunteering, Project Crossroads volunteering) during the program; 100% of faculty participate in service projects  (e.g.  RAM Smyth County, MLFC volunteering, Project Crossroads volunteering) at least once every other year.
  • Program Goal 6 (Encourage and support student and faculty professional activities promoting the PA profession): 50% of matriculated and graduated students participate in professional activities promoting the PA profession (e.g. white coats on call, community presentations, CME presentations, publishing articles or text material); 100% of faculty participate in service professional activities promoting the PA profession projects at least once every other year.