University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Student Attrition

3 Year Student Attrition Table

PANCE Performance Data

Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report
Exam Performance Summary Report

PA Program Goals Assessment

Success in Meeting Program Goals

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.


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