Outcome Measure of Success

Vision, Mission, & Guiding Principles


Vision: Excellence in PA education

Mission: Transform students into highly competent PAs

Guiding Principles: The WSU PA Program defines "Excellence in Physician Assistant Education" as meeting our mission of transforming into highly competent PAs. That competency is measured subjectively and objectively using the following outcomes measures of success based upon our guiding principles.

Guiding Principles Outcome Measures & Goals Goal Met
Foster an enthusiastic learning environment committed to student success Vision/Mission Exit Survey: ≥ 80% of graduating students will agree or strongly agree that the Program meets this guiding principle (3-year mean)a 88% Yes
The Program’s 5-year mean for the PANCE first-time pass rate will be at or above the 5-year national mean 99% Yes
Using standardized IDEA course/faculty evaluations over the last 3 years, ≥ 80% of Program courses will be ranked at or above national averages 86% Yes
Using standardized IDEA course/faculty evaluations over the last 3 years, ≥ 80% of Program faculty will be ranked at or above national averages 78% No
The Program’s 5-year mean student attrition rate will be at or below that reported for the national mean (reported in PAEA annual report) 4.7%
(6.5% natl)
Yes
Experiential Learning Passport: 100% of graduating students will participate in at least 6 professional development experiential learning activities 100% Yes
Promote patient-centered collaborative care Vision/Mission Exit Survey: ≥ 80% of graduating students will agree or strongly agree that the Program meets this guiding principle (3-year mean)a 97% Yes
Experiential Learning Passport: 100% of graduating students will participate in at least 6 interprofessional experiential learning activities 100% Yes
Model and cultivate compassion Vision/Mission Exit Survey: ≥ 80% of graduating students will agree or strongly agree that the Program meets this guiding principle (3-year mean)a 87% Yes
Experiential Learning Passport: 100% of graduating students will participate in at least 6 service-learning activities 100% Yes
Respond to the need for primary care providers in Kansas Vision/Mission Exit Survey: ≥ 80% of graduating students will agree or strongly agree that the Program meets this guiding principle (3-year mean)a 93% Yes
100% of graduates will complete ≥ 18 weeks of primary care clinical rotations 100% Yes
Encourage health care for rural and underserved populations Vision/Mission Exit Survey: ≥ 80% of graduating students will agree or strongly agree that the Program meets this guiding principle (3-year mean)a 94% Yes
100% of graduates will complete ≥12 weeks clinical rotations in rural settings 100% Yes
Emphasize evidence-based practice and promote lifelong learning Vision/Mission Exit Survey: ≥ 80% of graduating students will agree or strongly agree that the Program meets this guiding principle (3-year mean) a 98% Yes
Experiential Learning Passport: 100% of graduating students will participate in 6 selected research / evidence-based practice activities 100% Yes
Student research publication rate ≥ 15% (5-year mean)b 21% Yes
Student research professional poster presentation rate ≥ 15% (5-year mean)b 21% Yes

aVision/Mission Exit Survey is completed annually in June or July prior to graduation.
bDue to lag time between graduation and publication/presentation, rate is reported 2 years after graduation.