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How successful is Touro College Manhattan PA Program in achieving its goals?

ARC-PA Standard A3.14(b)

The fundamental goals of the Program are based upon the program’s mission statement of graduating physician assistants who become certified and who are educated to provide quality health care to diverse populations.

  1. To educate capable students to meet the challenges of providing health care services under the supervision of a licensed physician.
    • According to our clinical preceptors (licensed MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs), students in the 2011-2014 cohorts demonstrated more than satisfactory achievement of competency in 98% of the measured areas by obtaining a mean score of greater than 3.0 (out of 5.0) on a Likert scale. Measured areas include, but are not limited to: medical history taking, physical examination, oral case presentation, written patient records, knowledge of diagnostics studies, ability to perform clinical procedures, problem solving and critical thinking, assessment and differential diagnosis, and formulating management plans.
  2. To educate our graduates to function as traditionally-trained primary care providers who are able to provide care to patients in any number of specialties in hospital-based and private office settings
    • Students are provided with quality supervised practice experiences during the clinical phase of the curriculum. Touro College has over one hundred (100) diverse clinical sites that provide balanced and extensive experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
    • From 2012-2014 97% of our students reported having a satisfactory or better experience while on their clinical rotations.
  3. To prepare graduates with the requisite medical knowledge to pass the national certifying examination.
    • Our graduates obtained 100% first time pass rate in 2013 and 2014**As of July 2014 data has not yet been finalized
  4. To broaden access to PA education to persons who prefer a non-traditional schedule format because of family obligations or the need to work part-time to finance their education.
    • 28% of our incoming student body (Class of 2016) reported planning to work part-time or full-time to fund their education while matriculated in our program.
  5. To provide students with the tools to become lifelong learners and to pursue schloarly endeavors.
  6. To develop in students interpersonal and communication skills that will enhance effective commuication exchange with patients and their famiies, physicians, and other members of the health care team.
    • Our clinical affilates span a wide variety of health facilities and provide healthcare to diverse populations. Touro College has over one hundred diverse clinical sites that provide balanced and extensive experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Click here for a list of some of our clinical affiliates.

Attrition Rates

From 2009-2013 student attrition due to academic dismissals has averaged 9.8 percent.

Graduation Rates

From 2009-2013 graduation rates averaged 90 percent, excluding student withdrawals and leave of absences.