PA Goals

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PA Program Goals

In addition to its mission, vision, and values, the NGU PA Medicine Program has recently updated the goals and benchmarks for the cohort that matriculated in January of 2023.  The updated goals allow for evaluation of each stage of the PA student experience, from matriculation through the didactic and clinical training years and, ultimately, graduation.

The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) is a computer-based, multiple choice test that assesses basic medical and surgical knowledge. This examination must be successfully passed in order for graduates to become eligible for a PA license.

This report details the first time PANCE rates for our most recent graduating classes.

PA Student Attrition

The table below details the NGU PA program student attrition and graduation numbers for the three most recent graduating classes.

Graduated Classes Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Maximum enter class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
30 30 30
Entering class size 30 30 30
Graduates 30 29 27
*Attrition rate 0% 3.33% 10%
**Graduation Rate 100% 96.67% 90%
*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.
**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.
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