Program Goals, Outcomes and PANCE Performance

Learn more about the Masters in Physician Studies Program goals, outcomes and PANCE performance.

Program Goals

  1. Annual PANCE pass rate at or above the national mean
  2. Student to faculty ratio at or lower than the PAEA national mean 
  3. Academic student attrition rates <10% per academic year
  4. Job placement for each cohort at 100% by six months after graduation

Program Success at Achieving its Goals for AY 2018-19; 2019-20

  1. The success at achieving this goal will be reported in AY 2020.
  2. The MSPAS Program has achieved this goal:
    • For the AY 2017-2018, the program’s Student to Faculty ratio was 7.4:1 [Report 33 - Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) ratio was 12.9:1]
    • For the AY 2018-2019, the program’s Student to Faculty ratio was 9.0:1 [Report 33 - Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) ratio was 12.9:1]
    • For the AY 2019-2020, with full enrollment of the three cohorts in the fall of 2019, the program’s Student to Faculty ratio is 11.7:1
  3. The MSPAS program has achieved this goal of academic student attrition at 4% for AY 2017-18; and 2% for AY 2018-19.
  4. The success at achieving this goal will be reported in AY 2019-2020.

Program Outcomes

  2019 2020 2021
Entering Class Size 24 30 30
Attrition 1 3 1
-LOA   2  
-Decelerated 1    
-Withdrawals   1 1
-Dismissals      
Joining from previous class   1  
Graduates 23    
Anticipated Graduates   28 29

PANCE Performance

Read about graduate performance on certifying exams in the PANCE Performance Report.