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Success Measures

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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 Evaluation of Student Performance
  • Dean’s List Achievement
  • Latin Honors Recognition
  • Regional and National Peer Reviewed Presentations
  • Class of 2015, 97% first-time pass rate, which is higher than the national average of 96%.
  • 95% employment rate within 6 months of graduating
  • 95% employer satisfaction
  • 98% of students meet/exceed preceptor expectations
  • Several graduates have had their research work selected for publications and national presentations
Highest Professional Standards
  • Students required to complete pre-professional phase ethics related courses PHI 201, PHI 214, PHI 312.
  • Student performance in PA 500 Professional Issues course
  • Faculty Evaluation of Students
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Performance
  • Professionalism Conduct Code
  • Clinical Readiness Assessment & Bridge Curriculum Completion
  • 100% of pre-professional phase students must successfully complete these required courses to progress in the program.
  • All graduates must successfully complete PA 500.
  • All students must be assessed by faculty as professionally ready to enter clinical rotations.
  • Over 96% of students meet course and preceptor expectations.
  • All graduates must meet and maintain professionalism standards to progress in the program.
  • All students are required to complete these requirements before beginning clinical rotations.
Leaders in Profession
  • Leadership Positions in academic, research, military and health care administration fields.
  • Leadership Positions in local, state, national PA related organizations.
  • Many graduates hold leadership positions in academic, research, health care administration as well as local, state and national PA related organizations.
Diverse Patient Populations
  • Performance in Didactic Courses
  • Successful completion of clinical rotations
  • Successful completion of Behavioral Medicine, Professional Issues, Clinical Medicine, Physical Diagnosis, and cultural competency training
  • 96% of students successfully complete all didactic and clinical coursework.
  • All students complete specified coursework in such areas as: HIV, domestic violence, healthy people 2020, LGBT health, and healthcare disparity within the PA curriculum.
Primary Care
  • Performance in Didactic Courses
  • Successful completion of Primary Care (8 Weeks) rotation
  • Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and OB/GYN rotations
  • Primary Care Community Service Project
  • 96% of students successfully complete all didactic and clinical coursework.
  • D’Youville College Physician Assistant Program exceeds ARC-PA standards regarding required supervised clinical placements.
  • 100% of clinical phase students successfully complete the primary care community service project. Many of the student projects are implemented and in current use at clinical rotation sites.
Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Stimulation Performance
  • 100% of didactic year students complete IPEC training & simulation
Integrative Medicine
  • Completion of Physical Diagnosis Course with exposure to alternative medicine techniques
  • Understanding of complementary medicine roles through course instruction
  • Introduction of Neutraceuticals in didactic curriculum
  • Graduate elective: PA 512 Alternative Medicine
  • 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
  • Completion of graduate research core courses PA 603, PA 604, and PA 605
  • Conceptualization, implementation, analyses and defense of original student research project
  • Graduate elective: PA 606 Medical Epidemiology
  • 100% of students successfully completed PA 603, PA 604, and PA 605
  • 100% of students successfully defend their original research at annual poster defense
  • National and Regional peer reviewed presentations
  • Publication of peer reviewed research
  • Peer reviewed recognition and award at regional and national level
  • 100% of students enrolled in PA 606 Medical Epidemiology successfully complete the course.
Skills and Knowledge of Comprehensive Care
  • Successful completion of Didactic and clinical coursework including clinical skills course
  • PANCE
  • Faculty Evaluation via Student Satisfaction Survey
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Performance
  • Board review
  • Immersive simulation
  • Head to toe & readiness assessments
  • Grand rounds presentation
  • 96% of students successfully complete all didactic and clinical coursework.
  • Class of 2015, 97% first-time pass rate, which is higher than the national average of 96%
  • Three questions on the student satisfaction survey relating to faculty teaching effectiveness are Q7 Organization, Q8 Class Presentation, Q16 Teaching ability and the mean scores are 4.44, 4.5, 4.58, which are higher than the overall DYC mean faculty scores.
  • 98% of students meet/exceed preceptor expectations
    Preceptor Evaluation of student question all have mean scores above 4.3 regarding medical knowledge, clinical correlation, clinical skills, professionalism, etc.
  • 100% student participation rate in intensive two day board review workshop
  • 100% of didactic year students complete IPEC training & simulation (seven discipline interprofessional collaboration).
  • All students must successfully complete these requirements prior to starting clinical rotations.
  • 100% of students complete grand round presentations as part of PA 504 and PA 505
Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Successful completion of Behavioral Medicine
  • Primary Care Community Service Project
  • Successful completion of Nutrition Project
  • All students must successfully complete PA 305 Behavioral Medicine in order to progress to clinical rotations.
  • 100% of students successfully complete a patient education tool, some adopted by area clinical practices
  • Annual student community service project poster presentation day
  • All students must successfully complete a nutrition project as part of the nutrition module of PA 304
Life Long Learning
  • Successful completion of PA 500 Professional Issues Course
  • Graduate NCCPA certification status
  • 100% of students successfully complete professional issues course
  • Approximately 95% of all graduates (690) currently certified by NCCPA