Goals and Outcomes

Goals

  • Educate, support and prepare competent, well-rounded healthcare providers for successful transition to practice of medicine.
  • Pursue diversity of all kinds: people, settings, and educational experiences.
  • Foster service to community and underserved populations.
  • Prepare graduates for interprofessional collaborative practice.

Outcomes

Goal 1: Educate, support and prepare competent, well-rounded healthcare providers for successful transition to practice of medicine.

Class of 2020 first-time PANCE pass rate: 94%

Feedback from the 2021 graduates:
"The didactic phase prepared me for clinical rotations" - 93% agreed or somewhat agreed
"The clinical year prepared me for professional practice" - 100% agreed or somewhat agreed
"I feel prepared by the PA Program to take the PANCE" - 97% felt adequately or well prepared

Percentage of the 2021 graduates who reported that the PA Program improved their skills and attributes ranging from "a little" to "a great deal":

Interpersonal skills - 100%
Leadership skills - 97%
Research skills - 90%
Communication skills - 100%
Collaboration skills - 97%
Professionalism - 95%
Compassion - 95%

Goal 2: Pursue diversity of all kinds: people, settings, and educational experiences.

People
Currently enrolled PA students: 

White - 56%
Asian - 30%
Multiracial - 7%
Hispanic - 6%

Settings
Clinical rotations: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Behavioral Health, Surgery, Community Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Electives. Possible Electives: Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, NICU, Endocrinology, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and International

Experiences
Interprofessional Education- 100% participation
Research Project - 100% participation
Mobile Health Clinic - 100% participation
Community Outreach - 100% participation

Community Outreach Sites: Catholic Charities, Senior Center, Mexican Consulate, Nevada Homeless Alliance, Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Homeless Encampments

Goal 3: Foster service to community and underserved populations.

Feedback from the 2021 graduates:
"I feel prepared by the Program to work with diverse populations and culture" - 100% felt adequately or well prepared
"I feel prepared by the Program to work with medically underserved communities and groups" - 97.4% felt adequately or well prepared

Pre-COVID: 700-800 encounters with medically underserved patients a year.
During the pandemic, the PA students and faculty administered more than 9,700 vaccines.

Goal 4: Prepare graduates for interprofessional collaborative practice.

Feedback from the 2021 graduates:

"I feel prepared by the Program to collaborate with members of other professions in caring for patients" - 92% felt adequately or well prepared