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PANCE Performance, Attrition & Goals

PANCE Results

The Drury University Physician Assistant Program intends to publish and make readily available to enrolled and prospective students general program information, including the most current annual NCCPA PANCE Exam Performance Summary report no later than April 1st each year.  As the planned inaugural cohort will not be eligible to take the PANCE until late 2025, no data is currently available.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants is the only certifying organization for physician assistants in the United States.

Class graduation year Number of first-time takers Program first-time taker pass rate National first-time taker pass rate for the class graduation year
2025      
2026      
2027      
2028      
2029      

Five-year, first-time taker average pass rate for program:  information unavailable

Five-year, national first-time taker average:  information unavailable

 

Attrition Rates

TABLE WITH ATTRITION RATES

  Graduated Classes
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) Class of 2025 Class of 2026 Class of 2027
Entering class size      
Graduates      
*Attrition rate      
**Graduation rate      

Program Goals

1. Recruit highly qualified applicants who successfully complete the program.

Outcome: Measured by admissions data and attrition rate

Measures/Benchmarks:

  1. Undergraduate cumulative GPAs >3.25 out of 4.0 average for cohort
  2. Undergraduate science GPAs >3.25 out of 4.0 average for cohort
  3. Applicants having greater than 1000 hours of patient care experience.

Success of Goal

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Cohort 2025

Cohort 2026

Cohort 2027

Average undergraduate cumulative GPA

 

 

 

 

Average undergraduate science GPA

 

 

 

 

Applicants with > 1000 hours of patient care experience

 

 

 

 

Measures/Benchmarks:

  1. Graduation Rate at or above the national average.

Success of Goal

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Cohort 2025

Cohort 2026

Cohort 2027

Graduation Rate (DUPAP ≥ National Average)

 

 

 

 

2. Provide a curriculum that facilitates students achievement of program learning competencies that prepares students for clinical practice.

Outcome: Measured by passage of summative exams, graduating student exit surveys, and graduated student feedback surveys.

Measures/Benchmarks:

  1. Student pass rate of summative exams is ≥ 97%.

Success of Goal:

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Cohort 2025

Cohort 2026

Cohort 2027

End-of Curriculum Exam

 

 

 

 

End-of-Curriculum OSCE 2

 

 

 

 

End-of-Curriculum Skills Assessment

 

 

 

 

Measures/Benchmarks:

  1. 3.5 out of 5.0 on Likert Scale indicating students felt prepared for clinical practice.

Success of Goal:

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Cohort 2025

Cohort 2026

Cohort 2027

Student Exit Survey on Achieving Program Defined Competencies (Given upon completion of the program)

 

 

 

 

Graduate Feedback on Achieving Program Defined Competencies (Given one year after graduation)

 

 

 

 

3. Provide an educational program that ensures student readiness to pass the PA National Certifying Examination (PANCE).

Outcome: Measured by Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Exam Performance Summary Report.

Measures/Benchmarks:

  1. PANCE Pass Rate at or above national average for cohort.

Success of Goal:

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Nat’l Ave 2024

 

Cohort 2025

Nat’l Ave 2025

 

Cohort 2026

Nat’l Ave 2026

PANCE Performance 1st time test takers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Prepare graduates to provide care in various medical specialties to diverse patients across the lifespan in areas of high need in Southwest Missouri and beyond.

Measure/Benchmarks: 

  1. 100% of students having clinical opportunities in at least one rural medicine or underserved area.

Success of Goal:

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Cohort 2025

Cohort 2026

Cohort 2027

% of students with SCPEs in rural areas

 

 

 

 

% of students with SCPEs in underserved areas

 

 

 

 

 Measure/Benchmark:

  1. DUPAP graduates will be represented in each of the following practice areas:

Success of Goal:

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Cohort 2025

Cohort 2026

Cohort 2027

% of students who practice in pediatrics

 

 

 

 

% of students who practice in surgery

 

 

 

 

% of students who practice emergency medicine

 

 

 

 

% of students who practice women’s health

 

 

 

 

% of students who practice family medicine

 

 

 

 

% of students who practice inpatient medicine

 

 

 

 

% of students who practice in behavioral health

 

 

 

 

 

Measure/Benchmark:

  1. 30% of DUPAP graduates will work either in SW Missouri, rural, and/or underserved areas.

Success of Goal:

Criteria

Cohort 2024

Cohort 2025

Cohort 2026

Cohort 2027

% of graduates who work in SW Missouri.

 

 

 

 

% of graduates who work in rural areas outside of SW MO.

 

 

 

 

% of graduates who work in underserved areas outside of SW MO.