Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant with patient

Mission

The mission of the Franklin Pierce University Physician Assistant Program is to graduate competent and compassionate physician assistants who possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide high quality, patient-centered primary care.  

Program Goals

Assessment

1.   Prepare students to function as competent healthcare
providers in primary care settings.

1st Time PANCE Pass Rate (4-Yr Ave.): 91%

Total PANCE Pass Rate  (4-Yr Ave.): 97%

Graduates currently practicing in primary care: 55%


2.   Nurture student progress to optimize professional growth and retention. Graduation Rate: 92%

3.   Recruit students from rural and underserved communities, particularly those from New Hampshire and Vermont.

Recruitment from rural and/or medically underserved areas: 56%

Recruitment from NH/VT: 56%


4.   Train students in rural and medically underserved communities with a focus on New Hampshire and Vermont.

Students receiving clinical training in rural and/or medically underserved areas: 100% 

Students receiving clinical training in NH/VT:  98%


5.   Graduate students who practice in rural and medically underserved communities with emphasis on New Hampshire and Vermont.

Graduates practicing in rural and/or medically underserved areas: 69%

Graduates practicing in NH/VT: 48%