Mission, Vision, Goals and Outcomes

Mission

The mission of Brenau’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to produce extraordinary physician assistants prepared to collaboratively practice with integrity and compassion in a variety of clinical and cultural settings.

Incorporating the values of liberal arts education throughout their education, our graduates prepare for their careers and professions through the college’s four pillars: evidence-based and reflective practice, contemporary scientific inquiry, clinical proficiency, and humanitarian altruism.

Vision

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies, in line with the mission of the Ivester College of Health Sciences, is thoughtful, intentional and strategic as it prepares its graduates to live extraordinary lives. The department will provide an inclusive learning environment and seek to recruit a diverse student body, providing opportunities for each student’s individual development as well as the advancement of physician assistant practice and the profession. Our culture will engender excellence, scholarship, altruism, integrity, collaboration and a sense of purpose in each of our students.

Goals

  1. To provide an inclusive environment that promotes the recruitment, retention and successful graduation of highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds.
  2. To deliver a student-centered, innovative curriculum that facilitates the successful achievement of established learning outcomes and expected competencies for entry into PA practice.
  3. To educate Physician Assistants in a generalist model who are prepared to practice in a variety of health care settings and disciplines with a solid foundation in behavioral/mental health and clinical experience in rural/medically underserved communities.
  4. To develop the students’ ability to conduct and effectively communicate a systematic evaluation of clinical research to improve clinical decision making and patient outcomes.
  5. Promote opportunities for faculty and students to engage in active and on-going professional, scholarly, and community service activities.

NCCPA PANCE Pass Rates and Program Outcomes

The program’s NCCPA PANCE pass rates will be available here when available after graduation of the first cohort in May 2023.

Program Goal Measures of Success Outcomes
1. To provide an inclusive environment that promotes the recruitment, retention and successful graduation of highly qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds
  • Admissions data for each cohort
  • Graduation data for each cohort
  • End of didactic year survey data
  • End of program survey data
To be published upon availability
2. To deliver a student-centered, innovative curriculum that facilitates the successful achievement of established learning outcomes and expected competencies for entry into PA practice
  • Annual program analysis of curriculum data
  • NCCPA PANCE pass rate data
  • Graduate survey data
  • End of program survey data
  • Employer survey data
To be published upon availability
3. To educate Physician Assistants in a generalist model who are prepared to practice in a variety of health care settings and disciplines with a solid foundation in behavioral and mental health and clinical experience in rural/medically underserved communities
  • Annual program analysis of curriculum data
  • NCCPA PANCE pass rate data
  • Graduate survey data
  • End of program survey data
  • Employer survey data
To be published upon availability
4. To develop the students’ ability to conduct and effectively communicate a systematic evaluation of clinical research to improve clinical decision making and patient outcomes
  • Course outcomes for each student
  • Graduate capstone project data
  • Preceptor evaluations of student data
  • Graduate survey data
  • End of program survey data
  • Employer survey data
To be published upon availability
5. Promote opportunities for faculty and students to engage in active and ongoing professional, scholarly, and community service activities
  • Data regarding faculty participation in national and state organizations
  • Data regarding student participation in national and state organizations
  • Data regarding faculty and student participation in community service activities
  • Data regarding ongoing faculty professional development
  • Data regarding ongoing faculty and student scholarly activities
  • End of program survey and graduate survey data
To be published upon availability

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