MISSION, VISION, GOALS, AND VALUES

Physician Assistant Program

Mission
The mission of Sullivan University’s Physician Assistant Program is to educate medical professionals to provide ethical, high quality healthcare as part of an interprofessional team. We will educate students to become life-long learners that remain dedicated to serving diverse communities with compassion and promoting the profession.

Vision
Our vision is to provide excellence in educating Physician Assistants who will work together and with other providers to best serve our country’s diverse communities compassionately and with integrity, keeping current in theory and practice and promoting the PA Profession throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the rest of the nation.

Values
The Sullivan University PA program has identified the following Core Values as the cornerstones of its operation:

  1. Professional Integrity as a foundation for excellence in PA practice.
  2. Advocacy for the patient, the profession & the community.
  3. Compassion as the appropriate approach to every interaction.
  4. Teamwork as an inexorable quality of the PA profession and healthcare model.
  5. Lifelong Learning as an ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge.

Goals

Attract & Matriculate A Diverse Student Body
Class Info At Matriculation Gender Race/Ethnicity Age At Application Other Demographics
Class Of Students In Cohort Male Female Black Asian White Two Or More Races Decline To Respond Hispanic 18-24 25-49 50+ Veteran First Generation College Student Medically Underserved Area Economically Disadvantaged
2016 23 5 18 1 2 19 1 0 1 9 14 0 0 No Data* No Data* No Data*
2017 36 19 17 2 1 7 3 23 0 10 26 0 3 No Data* No Data* No Data*
2018 41 14 27 2 4 28 6 1 1 19 21 1 6 No Data* No Data* No Data*
2019 48 21 27 1 2 36 0 7 3 30 18 0 0 12 6 4

*These cohorts did not apply using CASPA and this information was not collected for the first three cohorts

Sustain a High First-Time PANCE Pass Rate
Grad Year Attempt # # of Students Attempting # of Exam Attempts # of Exams Passed Program Pass Rate National Exam Pass Rate for this Grad Year % of students that ultimately passed
2016 First Time 22 22 20 91 96 100
2016 All Attempts 22 24 22 92 93 100
Cultivate Competent, Employable Graduates
Grads Employed By State Class of 2016*
Kentucky 10
Florida 2
Tennessee 2
Minnesota 1
Texas 1
California 1
Pennsylvania 1
New York 1
Georgia 1
Indiana 1
No Response 1

*Results from Employment Survey 4/16/17

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