Department of Physician Assistant Outcomes
We, the Howard University Physician Assistant Program faculty and students are aware of our responsibility to the public and to prospective and enrolled students to identify outcomes based upon established goals. Based on outcomes assessment and evaluation data from the past three years (2010-2012), the program continues to be committed to the following measurable outcomes:
- Attain a level of PANCE pass rates to meet the national average of 94%.
The Howard PA Program PANCE rate is currently 81% and has continued to improve over the past five years.
- Provide quality services to undeserved communities.
One- hundred percent (100%) of the PA students serve at least eight months with undeserved populations.
- Strive for 85% full-time employment rate for Howard University PA Program graduates within six months of graduation.
To date, 88% of the Class of 2012 is employed as certified physician assistants.
- Increase Student retention by maintaining a support system.
The Program has implemented a Saturday Success Academy for students that are having difficulties during their matriculation. Since the implementation of the academy in 2010 retention rates have improved from 70% to 86%.