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Mission, Goals, and Outcomes

Knoxville Physician Assistant Program

Mission

Consistent with the mission and purpose of Lincoln Memorial University, the primary mission of the LMU-Knoxville PA Program is to train future PAs to provide high-quality patient-centered care in the Appalachian region and beyond by providing a rigorous educational experience, with expanded training in surgical sciences, which supports each student’s academic success and professional development.

 

Program Goals and Outcomes

  •   Goals

    Achieve Program-designated benchmarks for the following:
    1. Program completion,
    2. First-time pass rates on the PANCE, and
    3. Clinical preceptor evaluations of student performance in surgical SCPEs.

     

  •   Benchmarks

    1. Program completion rate > 90%
    2. PANCE first-time pass rate > 85%
    3. Mean of > 3.5 on clinical preceptor evaluations of student performance in surgical SCPEs.

     

  •   Outcomes

    PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT NATIONAL CERTIFYING EXAMINATION (PANCE) 
    The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), is the United States’ only certifying organization for PAs.  The Physician Assistant-Certified (PA-C) credential, issued by the NCCPA, is a mark of professional accomplishment, indicating the achievement and maintenance of established levels of knowledge and clinical skills.  In order to become certified (PA-C), PA graduates must pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE), administered by the NCCPA.  PA programs are required to post the NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Summary Report, as provided by the NCCPA, of the most recent five-year first-time graduate performance. 

    **The LMU-Knoxville PA Program intends to be fully compliant with Fair Practices regarding reporting of the first-time pass rates on the NCCPA PANCE.  The most recent five-year, NCCPA published, first-time pass rates for our graduates will be posted as results are released from the NCCPA.  The LMU-Knoxville PA Program expects to matriculate its first class in October of 2020 and release data for its first graduating class in the spring of 2023. **

    www.nccpa.net/
     

  •   Student Attrition and Graduation Rates

    The LMU-Knoxville PA Program intends to be fully compliant with Fair Practices regarding reporting of the most current annual student attrition and graduation information.  The LMU-Knoxville PA Program expects to graduate its first class in December 2022 and release data for its first graduating class in the spring of 2023. 

     ARC-PA Student Attrition Table

  •   Graduate Competencies

    Upon completion of the LMU-Knoxville PA Program, graduates will have proven competency in areas of medical knowledge, clinical and technical skills, clinical reasoning and problem solving, interpersonal skills, and professional behaviors.

     

    Knoxville PA program Graduate Competencies PDF