Mission and Goals

Mission

The Mission of PBA PA Medicine is to develop PAs whom patients seek because of their compassion spirituality, knowledge and servant leadership.

Program Goals

For our graduates to obtain this mission we look to:

  • Provide academic content and diverse clinical experiences equipping graduates with the ability to provide competent medical care, strengthening the services of the medical profession through life-long learning.
  • Transform patient centered medical care through a team-based approach by collaborating with other members of an interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Use their education and training to make significant contributions to the health of the community with the highest ethical standards.
  • Improve access to medical services by providing whole patient care with compassion and excellence to those living in diverse populations or underserved communities.
  • Attract and support qualified students and faculty/staff from diverse backgrounds that will represent the diversity of our community and who can accomplish our program mission.

 

Goals and Data #1:

For our graduates to obtain this mission we look to:

Provide academic content and diverse clinical experiences equipping graduates with the ability to provide competent medical care, strengthening the services of the medical profession through life-long learning.

Measures:

  • Knowledge
    • First-time Taker PANCE rate (Benchmark: meet or exceed the national mean by 2030)
    • Preceptor evaluations from clinical rotations (Benchmark: meet or exceed cohort clinical mean preceptor evaluation grade of 70% or higher in each clinical rotation, overall evaluation)
    • Alumni survey (Benchmark: aggregate meet or exceed 3.5 on Likert scale, data pertaining to program preparation to provide competent care)
    • Graduate capstone project (Benchmark: cohort mean grade of 70% or higher)
  •  Skills
    • Progression to an entrustable level of competence (level 3) by graduation
    • Graduates indicate they have the skills required to gather evidence to make effective clinical decisions as evidenced by exit survey scores above program benchmarks (>3.50)
    • Community Medicine and International Rotations
  • Data
    • To be determined once program receives results

Goals and Data #2

For our graduates to obtain this mission we look to:

Transform patient centered medical care through a team-based approach by collaborating with other members of an interdisciplinary health care team.

Measures:

Knowledge

  • Interprofessional Education activity (Benchmark: cohort mean grade of 70% or higher)
  • Patient log demonstrating interprofessional collaboration (Benchmark: cohort mean of 5 cases per clinical year)
  • Graduate exit survey (Benchmark: cohort meet or exceed 3.5 on Likert scale, data pertaining to program preparation to provide collaborative medical care)

 Skills

  • Graduates indicate they feel prepared to work collaboratively in interprofessional environments as evidenced by exit survey scores above program benchmark (> 3)
  • Students on rotations will interact with other professional

Goals and Data #3

For our graduates to obtain this mission we look to:

Use their education and training to make significant contributions to the health of the community with the highest ethical standards.

Measures:

Knowledge

  • Successful completion of Community Health clinical rotation (Benchmark: meet or exceed cohort clinical mean preceptor evaluation grade of 70% or higher)

 Skills

  • Graduates indicate they feel prepared to work in a wide variety of clinical settings as evidence by exit survey scores above program benchmark (>3)
  •  Some integrated master’s projects will focus on community impact.

Goals and Data #4

For our graduates to obtain this mission we look to:

Improve access to medical services by providing whole patient care with compassion and excellence to those living in diverse populations or underserved communities.

Measures:

Knowledge

  • Preceptor evaluations from clinical rotations (Benchmark: meet or exceed cohort clinical mean preceptor evaluation grade of 70% or higher in each clinical rotation, data pertaining to providing compassionate patient care)

 Skills

  • Graduates score at or above program benchmarks for compassion across clinical disciplines and settings (competency level 3)
  • Graduates indicate they feel prepared to care for patients from varied backgrounds as evidenced by exit survey scores above program benchmark (>3)

Goals and Data #5

For our graduates to obtain this mission we look to:

Attract and support qualified students and faculty/staff from diverse backgrounds that will represent the diversity of our community and who can accomplish our program mission.

Measures:

  • Diversity
    • 10% per student cohort and 10% of faculty/staff in the designated diversity criteria
      • Diversity criteria includes ethnic background, military experience, economically/educational disadvantaged
    • Show marketing efforts to recruit diverse population
    • Supportive resources available to students and faculty/staff
  • Attract
    • Program’s Director of Outreach (Benchmark: 2 recruitment activities per year)
  • Support 
    • Institution’s Council of Intercultural Engagement (Benchmark: 1 faculty/staff as member of council)

ARC Standard A3.12b Program Accreditation Status

The program must define, publish and make readily available to enrolled and prospective students general program information to include evidence of its effectiveness in meeting its goals.