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Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The Marshall University Physician Assistant Program is dedicated to providing high-quality medical education to develop a competent physician assistant workforce to meet needs in primary and specialty care. Graduates of our program will contribute to the quality of life in their communities and regions through excellent health care. Building upon this foundation, we strive to fulfill the need for care in rural underserved areas and to engage our physician assistants in lifelong learning in an academic community that promotes diversity.

Program Goals

  1. To utilize an application process that selects quality students
  2. To train physician assistants to work in interprofessional teams and to practice medicine with professionalism
  3. For students to achieve a pass rate on the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants exam at or above the national average
  4. 100% of Marshall University physician assistant graduates will be employed in primary care or specialty care within six months of graduation
  5. 20% of Marshall University physician assistant graduates will be employed in a rural underserved area

Goal Measurement of Success Outcome
To utilize an application process that selects quality students Applicant data and graduate outcomes Will post when available
To train physician assistants to work in interprofessional teams and to practice medicine with professionalism Course content, preceptor evaluations, and standardized patient evaluations from clinical skills lab experience Will post when available
For students to achieve a pass rate on the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants exam at or above the national average NCCPA pass rates provided to MUPA program Will post when available
100% of Marshall University physician assistant graduates will be employed in primary care or specialty care within six months of graduation Exit survey at graduation and graduate survey at one year post-graduation Will post when available
20% of Marshall University physician assistant graduates will be employed in a rural underserved area Exit survey at graduation and graduate survey at one and three years post-graduation Will post when available