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About, Accreditation & Outcomes


Accreditation 

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to Yeshiva University's Physician Assistant Program.  

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class, or cohort, of students. 

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-yeshiva-university/.


Mission, Goals & Values 

PROGRAM MISSION

Yeshiva University’s PA program will prepare diverse, culturally competent physician assistants to lead lives of kindness, generosity and integrity as they provide excellent, patient-centered health care for patients from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The PA program mission will be accomplished through the provision of a nurturing learning environment, excellence in teaching and learning, service to the community, and the delivery of evidence-based medical education through the lifespan. 

PROGRAM GOALS
  • CLINICAL EXCELLENCE  Graduates will demonstrate a knowledgeable, analytical approach to clinical situations and provide patient care that is effective, high quality and evidence-based throughout the lifespan.  
  • PROFESSIONALISM  Graduates will provide health care with integrity, respect, accountability, ethics and compassion, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence, lifelong learning and professional development. 
  • CULTURAL COMPETENCE  Graduates will effectively and sensitively provide culturally competent, equitable health care to an increasingly diverse patient population. 
  • LEADERSHIP – Graduates will contribute to and enrich the PA profession throughout their careers as mentors, educators, clinicians and members of state and national professional organizations. Graduates will contribute to the advancement of medicine and health care at their work sites and in U.S. healthcare systems. 
  • SCHOLARSHIP Graduates will commit to lifelong learning, inquiry, study, evidence-based practice and continuous professional development. 
PROGRAM VALUES
  • KINDNESS Care delivered with kindness, compassion and empathy facilitates healing and leads to better outcomes for patients and clinicians. Communication skills that foster the development of kindness and compassion will be honed through coursework and supervised patient-care experiences. 
  • GENEROSITY Recognition that the life of another is as valuable as one’s own is fundamental in the practice of medicine and the service of patients. Altruistic behaviors and selflessness will be developed through active community service.   
  • INTEGRITY Integrity is the bedrock of trust development between the patient and clinician. Adherence to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the classroom and during supervised clinical practice experiences is mandatory. 
  • DIVERSITY  Diversity of students and staff leads to a rich experience in the classroom and clinic and fosters the development of cultural competence.  
  • COLLABORATION Collaboration on interprofessional health care teams promotes patient-centered care and improves patient outcomes. 

PANCE Performance Data

The PA program will publish the PANCE performance data of its graduates by publishing the NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Summary Report, as provided by the NCCPA through its program portal, of the most recent five-year, first-time graduate performance. The inaugural class PANCE performance data will be published in spring 2024.  


PA Program Attrition

The PA program will publish the student attrition rates annually on the chart below following the graduation of the inaugural class. 

ARC-PA Student Attrition Chart  
  Graduated Classes
  Class of 2023
Maximum entering class size 
(as approved by ARC-PA)
30
Entering class size TBD
Graduates TBD
*Attrition rate TBD
**Graduation rate TBD

PA Program Outcomes

We will use the following metrics to measure the PA program's success in achieving our goals. Results will be published as they become available. 

Goal: CLINICAL EXCELLENCE   

Outcomes will be measured via: 

  • Preceptor evaluations of students 
  • Summative evaluations of students 
  • Student patient tracking logs 
  • PANCE scores 
  • Graduate surveys 
  • Employer surveys 
Goal: PROFESSIONALISM  

Outcomes will be measured via: 

  • Didactic year course grades 
  • Professionalism evaluations of students by faculty   
  • Student patient tracking logs 
  • Graduate surveys 
  • Employer surveys 
Goal: CULTURAL COMPETENCY  

Outcomes will be measured via: 

  • Diversity of students 
  • Student self-reflection activities 
  • Preceptor evaluations of students  
  • Graduate surveys 
  • Employer surveys 
Goal: LEADERSHIP  

Outcomes will be measured via: 

  • Student engagement in community activities 
  • Student membership in professional organizations 
  • Student leadership positions in state or national professional organizations 
  • Graduate surveys 
  • Employer surveys  
Goal: SCHOLARSHIP  

Outcomes will be measured via: 

  • Student GPAs 
  • Capstone projects 
  • Graduate surveys 

PA Program General Information & Policies

PA program policies are available for review here