PA Program Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

Mission

To prepare future PAs as socially responsible members of interprofessional teams, empowered to promote health, provide compassionate patient-centered care, and advocate for the well-being of local and global communities.

Program Goals

  1. Create an inclusive ‘student focused’ learning community of diverse members with a shared commitment to patient-centered care.
  2. Provide a foundation of sound medical knowledge and proficiency in clinical and technical procedural skills in preparation for clinical practice.
  3. Offer supervised clinical practice experiences in the range of medical specialties with diverse patients across the lifespan requiring varying acuities of care. 
  4. Foster interprofessional collaboration and commitment to ethical standards.
  5. Promote service learning through local and global opportunities with diverse populations.
  6. Guide student development of medical research culminating in the dissemination of findings.
  7. Cultivate commitment to lifelong learning.

Outcomes

Outcomes: Program Goals

The FDU PA Program has identified specific program goals or ends towards which its efforts are directed.  These goals and the benchmarks utilized for determining their outcome are noted in the table below:

Program Goals

Benchmarks

Outcome Data

Create an inclusive ‘student focused’ learning community of diverse members with a shared commitment to patient-centered care.

Admission data

≥ 90% student retention

≥ 90% agreement on Alumni surveys

TBD

Provide a foundation of sound medical knowledge and proficiency in clinical and technical procedural skills in preparation for clinical practice.

NCCPA first time pass rate that meets or exceeds national pass rate

100% NCCPA overall pass rate

100% competency in all required clinical and technical procedural skills

≥ 90% proficiency in all required clinical and technical procedural skills

TBD

Offer supervised clinical practice experiences in the range of medical specialties with diverse patients across the lifespan requiring varying acuities of care.

≥ 2,000 clinical hours logged per student

≥ 1,000 Patient encounters logged per student

Clinical rotations in hospital, operating room, emergency department, clinic, office, and urgent care settings across medical institutions and facilities in the Northern New Jersey and Metropolitan New York areas. 

TBD

Foster interprofessional collaboration and commitment to ethical standards.

≥ 90% agreement and Preceptor Evaluations

≥ 90% agreement on Alumni Surveys

TBD

Promote service learning through local and global opportunities with diverse populations.

≥ 90% participation in local and global service-learning opportunities

≥ 90% agreement on Alumni Surveys

TBD

Guide student development of medical research culminating in the dissemination of findings.

≥ 90% participation in research studies

≥ 90% presentation at Annual Research Forum

TBD

Cultivate commitment to lifelong learning.

≥ 90% agreement on Alumni Surveys

TBD

 

Outcomes: PANCE

PANCE Pass Rates for the FDU PA Program

Class of…

First Time Pass Rate

Overall Pass Rate

2024

Available in 2024

Available in 2024

2025

Available in 2025

Available in 2025

2026

Available in 2026

Available in 2026

2027

Available in 2027

Available in 2027

2028

Available in 2028

Available in 2028

 

Comparison of FDU to the National Pass Rate

Class of…

FDU First Time Pass Rate

National First Time Pass Rate

2024

Available in 2024

Available in 2024

2025

Available in 2025

Available in 2025

2026

Available in 2026

Available in 2026

2027

Available in 2027

Available in 2027

2028

Available in 2028

Available in 2028

A copy of the NCCPA PANCE Rate Pass Summary Report will be posted here in 2023.

Outcomes: Attrition

Attrition Rate: Number of students who attrite from cohort divided by entering class size

Graduation Rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by entering class size

 

Class of 2024

Class of 2025

Class of 2026

Class of 2027

Class of 2028

Maximum Class Size

40

40

40

40

40

Entering Class Size

Pending

Pending

Pending

Pending

Pending

Graduates

Pending

Pending

Pending

Pending

Pending

Attrition Rate*

%

%

%

%

%

Graduation Rate**

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%

%

%

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