Program Learning Outcomes Benchmarks and Outcome Data

Program Learning Outcome 1a & 1b: Medical Knowledge

Benchmark: Successful completion of end-of-program summative exams with a score of 73% or higher by 80% or greater number of cohort students; and, successful completion of PANCE by equal or greater number of cohort students to national average.

Outcome: 100% of the Class of 2019 cohort scored 73% or higher on the end-of-program summative exams. Class of 2019 cohort failed to score equal or greater than the national average of 93% on the PANCE with a score of 83% for first-time test takers. 100% of the Class of 2019 passed the PANCE meeting the national benchmark of ultimate test taker pass rate. For E&H this occurred on the second attempt.

Program Learning Outcome 2a and 2b: Mindful Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Benchmark: Score of 4 or 5 on all Preceptor Evaluation of SCPE Student and 1, 3, and 5 year Employer Survey Items pertaining to professionalism (including behavior and interpersonal skills) by 90% or greater number of cohort students (or, in the case of employer survey, by 90% or greater number of returned surveys).

Outcome: Data collected from the Preceptor of Evaluation of the Student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, evidences 100% of students obtained scores of 4 (consistently meets expectations) or 5 (consistently exceeds expectations) on exhibiting proficiency in student professionalism exhibited by their work ethic, behavior and interpersonal skills including but not limited to the following: punctuality, professional attire and grooming, respective interaction with staff, colleagues, preceptors, and patients; appropriate level of engagement in activities; following directions responding appropriately to constructive criticism.

 

Program Learning Outcome 3a: Evidence-Based, Culturally-Sensitive Patient Care

Benchmark: Score of 4 or 5 on all Preceptor Evaluation of SCPE Student items pertaining to ability to provide patient-centered care (compassionate, culturally-sensitive, and patient-centric care that is evidence-based and balances quality and cost-effectiveness in promoting the best possible patient outcomes) by 90% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: Data collected from the Preceptor of Evaluation of the Student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, evidences 100% of students obtained scores of 4 (consistently meets expectations) or 5 (consistently exceeds expectations) on exhibiting proficiency in compassionate, culturally-sensitive, and patient-centric care that is evidence-based and balances quality and cost-effectiveness in promoting the best possible patient outcomes.


Program Learning Outcome 3b: Preventative Care

Benchmark: Score of 4 or 5 on all Preceptor Evaluation of SCPE Student items pertaining to ability to provide preventative care by 90% or greater number of cohort students; 80% or higher score on Program summative examination questions pertaining to preventative care by 80% or greater number of cohort students.and, successful completion of PANCE by equal or great number of cohort students to national average.

Outcome: Data collected from the Preceptor of Evaluation of the Student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, evidences 96.67% of students obtained scores of 4 (consistently meets expectations) or 5 (consistently exceeds expectations) on exhibiting proficiency in preventative healthcare.
4a: Data collected from the Preceptor of Evaluation of the Student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, evidences 100% of students obtained scores of 4 (consistently meets expectations) or 5 (consistently exceeds expectations) on exhibiting proficiency in student professionalism exhibited by their work ethic, behavior and interpersonal skills including but not limited to the following: punctuality, professional attire and grooming, respective interaction with staff, colleagues, preceptors, and patients; appropriate level of engagement in activities; following directions responding appropriately to constructive criticism.

Program Learning Outcome 4a: Professionalism in Actions

Benchmark: Score of 4 or 5 on all Preceptor Evaluation of SCPE Student and 1, 3, and 5 year Employer Survey items pertaining to professionalism by 90% or greater number of cohort students (or, in the case of employer survey, by 90% or greater number of returned surveys).

Outcome: Data collected from the Preceptor of Evaluation of the Student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019 (as of Fall 2018), evidences 97.22% of students obtained scores of 4 (consistently meets expectations; 20.83%) or 5 (consistently exceeds expectations; 76.39%) on exhibiting proficiency in professionalism exhibited by their work ethic, behavior and interpersonal skills including but not limited to the following: punctuality, professional attire and grooming, respective interaction with staff, colleagues, preceptors, and patients; appropriate level of engagement in activities; following directions responding appropriately to constructive criticism.

Program Learning Outcome 4b: Ethical & Professional Standards of PA Profession)

Benchmark: 80% or higher score on end-of-program summative examination questions pertaining to ethical and professional standards by 80% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: Data collected from the Class of 2019 evidences 66% of students earned greater or equal to 80% on the end-of-program summative examination questions pertaining to ethical and professional standards. While the results obtained on scoring of professional practice ethical and professional standards questions were lower than we expected, this is the first year that ethical and professional standards questions were included on the PANCE exam and therefore on our summative exam. On these same topics on the PANCE exam the 2019 cohort improved their scoring on this topic to 76% compared to the national average of 78%.

Program Learning Outcome 4c: Knowledge of Legal/Regulatory Requirements

Benchmark: 90% or higher score on end-of-program summative examination questions pertaining to legal/regulatory requirement by 80% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: Data collected from the Class of 2019 evidences 52% of students earned greater or equal to 80% on the end-of-program summative examination questions pertaining to legal/regulatory requirement. While the results obtained on scoring of legal/regulatory requirement questions were lower than expected, this is the first year that legal/regulatory requirement questions were included on the PANCE exam and therefore on our summative exam. On these same topics on the PANCE exam the 2019 cohort improved their scoring on this topic to 76% compared to the national average of 78%.

Program Learning Outcome 4d: Ability to Recognize One’s Own Limitations

Benchmark: Score of 4 or 5 on all Preceptor Evaluation of SCPE Student items pertaining to professionalism by 90% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: Data collected from the Preceptor of Evaluation of the Student’s Clinical Performance evaluations for the Class of 2019, evidences 100% of students obtained scores of 4 (consistently meets expectations) or 5 (consistently exceeds expectations) on exhibiting proficiency in student professionalism exhibited by their work ethic, behavior and interpersonal skills including but not limited to the following: punctuality, professional attire and grooming, respective interaction with staff, colleagues, preceptors, and patients; appropriate level of engagement in activities; following directions responding appropriately to constructive criticism.

Program Learning Outcome 5a: Practice Based Learning & Improvement

Benchmark: Successful completion of Research Project contributing to practice based improvement by 90% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: 100%

Program Learning Outcomes 6a-6e: Systems Based Practice

Benchmark: 80% or higher score on end-of-program summative examination questions pertaining to system based practice by 80% or greater number of cohort students.

Outcome: Data collected from the Class of 2019 evidences 90% scored greater or equal to 80% on the end-of-program summative examination questions pertaining to system based practice.