University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Student Attrition

 Class of 2018Class of 2019Class of 2020Class of 2021
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA)30303030
Entering class size30303030
Graduates30292630
* Attrition rate03%13%0
**Graduation rate100%97%87%100%

*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.
**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.

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Program Goal 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
    • Students and graduates are permitted to serve on program committees.
    • Graduates have assisted with interviewing prospective students
    • After gaining clinical experiences as a practicing PA, graduates have been utilized as adjunct instructors.
UC's CASPA GRE Code is: 8830