Arcadia University Hybrid Physician Assistant Program Goals

  1. Prepare students to serve as leaders in the physician assistant profession:
    • How measured: 100% of our students will serve in a leadership role during their time in our program
  2. Provide students with diverse population patient experiences 
    • How measured: 100 % of our students will participate in clinical training in one or more of the following settings: urban,suburban,rural,nontraditional to include but not be limited to: Indian reservation, Prison system, telehealth, corporate medicine, holistic medicine, integrated health.
    • How measured: 100% of our students will participate in the care of patients who have a potential barrier to receiving health care including but not limited to the following : disability status, ethnicity or race that is different from their own, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality, and social determinants of health.
  3. Prepare students to advocate for team-based patient-centered care and the effective use of healthcare resources.
    • How measured: Prior to graduation, 100% of students will demonstrate competency in the areas of medical coding, medical billing, and documentation that is sufficient to support the level of care provided.
    • How Measured: Prior to graduation, 100% of students will demonstrate competency in the areas of interprofessional practice, and interpersonal communication.
  4. Prepare students to be stewards of the physician assistant profession
    • How Measured: 100% of our students will be a member of the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA).
  5. Maximize accessibility of our program to a diverse geographic population
    • How measured: Each CASPA cycle will include applicants that represent all five regions of the US ( Northeast, Southwest, West. Southeast, and Midwest) and represent urban, suburban, and rural settings. 
  6. Prepare students to give back to their communities
    • How Measured: 100% of our students will participate in service learning experiences in their communities.
  7. Deliver a robust curriculum that will prepare students as competent entry level physician assistants
    • How Measured: A Program first time PANCE pass rate that is above the national mean
    • 100 % of our graduating students will demonstrate skills  that are in alignment with program competencies.