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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant / Program Goals | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

    Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant

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    Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant Program Goals

    Goal 1

    Achieve a graduation rate at or above the national average for physician assistant programs

    Criteria: Graduation rate

    Measures/Benchmark

    • Graduation Rate/90% of cohort graduating

    Success

    Data from the inaugural Ursuline College Physician Assistant Program cohort will be available in Spring 2025


    Goal 2

    Achieve a level of Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) at or above the national average

    Criteria 1: Student PANCE Performance

    Measures/Benchmarks

    • PANCE Performance 1st time test takers/ at or above national average

    Success

    Data from the inaugural Ursuline College Physician Assistant Program cohort will be available in Spring 2025


    Goal 3

    Recruit a diverse and academically competitive student body with special consideration for students who come from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Criteria 1: Academically competitive applicants

    Measures/Benchmarks

    • Cum Undergraduate GPA/ > 3.5 cohort average
    • Science Undergraduate GPA/ > 3.5 cohort average

    Success

    Data from the inaugural Ursuline College Physician Assistant Program cohort will be available in Spring 2025

    Criteria 2: Diverse applicants

    Measures/Benchmarks

    • Students who are educationally disadvantaged/ 20% of the cohort or
    • Students who are economically disadvantaged/ 20% of the cohort

    Success

    Data from the inaugural Ursuline College Physician Assistant Program cohort will be available in Spring 2025


    Goal 4

    Provide evidence-based medical education that prepares students to practice in interprofessional healthcare teams.

    Criteria 1: Evidence-based medicine

    Measures/Benchmarks

    • Student End of Didactic Phase Survey (Preparation in EBM survey item)/ 3.5/5.0 average for each cohort
    • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Performance (Student Preparation in EBM)/ 3.5/5.0 average for each cohort.
    • Faculty Evaluation of Curriculum (Student Preparation in EBM)/ 3.5/5.0 average for each cohort.

    Success

    Data from the inaugural Ursuline College Physician Assistant Program cohort will be available in Spring 2025

    Criteria 2: Interprofessional healthcare

    Measures/Benchmarks

    • Student End of Didactic Phase Survey (Preparation in Interprofessional Healthcare survey item)/ 3.5/5.0 average for each cohort.
    • Preceptor Evaluation of Student Performance (Student Preparation in Interprofessional Healthcare)/ 3.5/5.0 average for each cohort.
    • Faculty Evaluation of Curriculum (Student Preparation in Interprofessional Healthcare)/ 3.5/5.0 average for each cohort.

    Success

    Data from the inaugural Ursuline College Physician Assistant Program cohort will be available in Spring 2025


    Program Competencies

    UCPA Program Competencies