Accreditation Status

The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (SJBSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Program has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted to a proposed program whose plans and resources have been fully implemented, has not yet enrolled students and appears to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards.  This status is also granted when a program holding Accreditation- Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. The SJBSM PA Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the September 2020 ARC-PA meeting. The program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation is not received.

The program is also pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

 

Introduction

Thank you for your interest in our Physician Assistant Program (Asociado Médico). All the information you need related to the program will be found in the links provided below. Although the program is currently seeking provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the information contained therein will provide you with a snapshot of what the program is all about, how we intend to deliver an exceptional educational experience to our students, and how confident we are that you will attain the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to gain certification as a Physician Assistant and provide your clinical services in any area of medicine you chose.  If this describes you, we encourage you to apply!

In keeping with official policies, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and veteran, marital or parental status. If a candidate is accepted at SJBSM and has a disability that requires reasonable accommodation must present a written request to the Deanship of Students Affairs Office. All candidates must meet the technical standards for admission.

 

Mission

The mission of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is to educate and graduate capable students to meet the challenges of providing primary health care services as members of the health care team. Our graduates will have the necessary knowledge and skills needed to practice in a variety of clinical and specialty settings. Our Program strives to excel in educating, training, and graduating competent, compassionate, and dedicated Physician Assistants who will serve the health care needs of all people, without exception. Our graduates will have the necessary knowledge and problem-solving skills required for life-long learning, which will enable them to become excellent providers, clinical researchers, valuable members of the health care team, and leaders of our profession.

 

Goals

  • Select qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds who will effectively interact with other members of the healthcare team.
  • Provide an evidence-based education that fosters life-long learning and scholarly research
  • Deliver culturally competent training that will empower students to provide patient-centered care to diverse populations
  • Engage all students in community outreach and foster volunteer service to the medically underserved
  • Provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to pass the PANCE and deliver high quality health care to the community

The program’s success in achieving these goals will be published following graduation of the first cohort of students.

  • Survey ratings reported are on a scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest
  • The program benchmark for meeting these goals is >3.0

Outcomes will be assessed using the following data sources:

  • Applicants from diverse backgrounds who will effectively interact with other members of the healthcare team
    • Competitive GPAs (incoming science and overall)
    • Healthcare experience (200 minimum hours)
    • Admission data on student diversity
    • Preceptor Evaluation of Students
    • Student Exit Survey
    • Graduate Survey
  • Provide an evidence-based education that fosters life-long learning and scholarly research
    • Student Course Evaluations
    • Student Instructor Evaluations
    • Student Exit Survey
    • Graduate Survey
    • Master’s Capstone Paper
  • Deliver a curriculum that includes cultural sensitivity that will enable students to provide patient-centered care to diverse populations
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Students
    • Student Exit Survey
    • Graduate Survey
  • Engage all students in community outreach and volunteer service to the medically underserved
    • Student participation in community outreach
  • Provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to pass the PANCE and deliver high quality health care to the community
    • Student Evaluation
    • Student Exit Survey
    • Graduate Survey
    • Graduate First-Time PANCE performance
    • See NCCPA.net for PANCE eligibility requirements

For detailed information about the program, please click over any of the following topics:

 

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