Success Measures

The D'Youville College Physician Assistant Department measures its success as a program at achieving it goals by how well it meets the standards set forth in the mission statement.

Mission Related Goal Measures Success
Exemplary Clinicians
  • PANCE Exam performance
  • Employment rate of graduates
  • Employer Satisfaction
  • Preceptor Satisfaction
  • 97% overall five year pass rate
  • 95% employment rate within 6 months of graduating
  • Employers are highly satisfied with graduate performance
  • Majority of student meet/exceed preceptor expectations
Highest Ethical Standards
  • Students required to complete 3 pre-professional phase ethics related courses
  • Student performance in Professional Issues course
  • Preceptor Satisfaction
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Over 96% of students meet course, preceptor and faculty expectations
Leaders in Profession
  • Positions in Academic Leadership
  • Positions in Research Leadership
  • Positions in local, state, national PA organizations
  • Many graduates hold leadership positions in academic, research, local, state and national PA related organizations
Variety of Patient Populations
  • Performance in Didactic Courses
  • Successful completion of all required clinical rotations (10)
  • Preceptor Evaluation
  • 96% of students successfully complete all didactic and clinical coursework
  • Graduates employed in various primary care, medical and surgical sub-specialties
Primary Care
  • Performance in Didactic Courses
  • Successful completion of Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Ob/GYN rotations
  • Successful Completion of Primary Care community service project
  • 96% of students successfully complete all didactic and clinical coursework
  • Annual student community service project poster presentation day
Integrative Medicine
  • Completion of Physical Diagnosis Course with exposure to alternative medicine techniques
  • Understanding of complementary medicine roles through course instruction
  • Voluntary completion of Alternative Medicine course
  • 96% of students successfully complete clinical medicine and physical diagnosis courses
  • 100% of students enrolled in Alternative Medicine successfully complete the course
Medically Relevant Research
  • Conceptualization, implementation, analyses and report of original student research project
  • 100% of students successfully defend their original research at annual poster defense
Skills and Knowledge of Comprehensive Care
  • Successful completion of Didactic and clinical coursework
  • Including clinical skills course
  • Faculty Evaluation of student performance
  • Preceptor evaluation of student performance
  • Employer Satisfaction
  • 97% overall five year pass rate
  • 95% employment rate in 6 months
  • Employers highly satisfied with graduate performance
  • Majority of students meet/exceed preceptor expectations
Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Successful completion of Behavioral Medicine
  • Successful completion of Patient Education Tool
  • Successful completion of Community Service Project
  • 100% of students successfully complete a patient education tool, some adopted by area clinical practices
  • Annual student community service project poster presentation day
Life Long Learning
  • Successful completion of Professional Issues course
  • Graduate NCCPA certification status
  • 100% of students successfully complete professional issues course
  • Approx. 95% of all graduates (507) currently certified by NCCPA

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Our Graduates Get Jobs

Physician Assistant Faculty with students

Our graduates report a 95% job placement rate within six months of graduation, in the medical fields of their choice.

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