PA Performance Data
PANCE Performance Data
PA Program Goals Assessment
The goals of the University of Charleston PA Program are to:
- Prepare students to competently provide medical care in the primary care setting
- Our curriculum is designed from a primary care perspective. Student learning activities, such as lectures, team-based and problem-based learning activities, community outreach projects, and standardized patient encounters prepare students to evaluate and manage patients in a primary care setting.
- Foster a commitment to medically underserved populations
- We provide a Rural Medicine course that provides a foundation in principles of medicine in rural Appalachia. The course helps prepare students to work in medically underserved areas.
- Students are required to complete at least one clinical rotation in a rural area. This provides experiences in medically underserved areas and provides students with opportunities to interact, and develop relationships, with a diverse group of patients in these areas.
- Promote active participation in the community
- Each semester throughout the program, students are required to participate in various community service activities.
- Prepare students to assume leadership roles within the PA profession
- Students are given the opportunity to hold leadership roles in the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Student Association (UC PASA).
- We encourage membership and participation in state and national PA organizations.
- Cultivate an environment that encourages student involvement in supporting and sustaining the University of Charleston PA Program following graduation
- Graduates can serve on the Community Advisory Board.
- Graduates can assist with interviewing prospective students and orientation.
- After gaining clinical experience as a practicing PA, Graduates can become adjunct instructors and clinical preceptors.