Program Outcomes

Francis Marion University Department of Physician Assistant Studies will graduate the first group of PA students in December 2018.

Goal 1: The first-time pass rate for each graduating class on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) will be at or above the national average.

  • Outcome: The first-time pass rate for the Class of 2018 was 78%.

Goal 2: The student attrition rate for each cohort will be 3.5% or less.

  • Outcome: The current attrition rate is 0%

Goal 3: The employment rate at six months after program completion will be 95%.

  • Outcome: This information will be published once it is available.

Goal 4: Fifty percent of graduates will be employed in primary care after graduation.

  • Outcome: This information will be published once it is available.

Goal 5: All students will complete a required clinical rotation in an underserved area.

  • Outcome: 100% of students completed a clerkship in a medically underserved area.
  • Outcome: 87% of students completed more than half of their clerkships in a medically underserved area.