Mission & Vision

Program Mission

Built on the tenets of faith, learning and service, Campbell’s PA Program prepares servant leaders to practice compassionate, competent, team-based health care.

Program Vision

Campbell’s PA program believes in and supports:

  1. An inclusive, Christian environment
  2. Patient-centered care
  3. Holistic care of patients – body, mind and spirit
  4. Interprofessional education and team-based practice
  5. Primary care focus with emphasis on the needs of rural and underserved populations
  6. Evidence-based practice of medicine
  7. Service oriented mindset

Program Goals & Performance

The Campbell Physician Assistant Program strives to:

  1. Recruit a diverse student body capable of completing a rigorous didactic and clinical curriculum
    • Performance: Aggregated data from the last three matriculated classes shows a 22.6% diversity rate among students. Additional graduate data indicates that 97% of the diverse students recruited successfully completed the didactic and clinical curriculum.
  2. Prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver primary healthcare to a diverse, underserved population
    • Performance: Aggregated data from first, third, and fifth year post graduation alumni survey results showed that 92% of respondents indicated that the program had prepared them to work with diverse populations. According to the Class of 2020 graduating student survey, data showed that 97% of the graduates stated that the program met the vision in preparing students with the skills necessary to deliver primary care to underserved populations.
  3. Support a culture of Faith, Learning and Service
    • Performance: The program provides students with opportunities for servant leadership and community engagement, with an emphasis on faith, learning and service. Aggregated data show that 100% of survey respondents indicated that they incorporate the CUPA tenants of Faith, Learning, and Service in their clinical profession and practice. All students are required to complete 25 hours of community service during their didactic year. Program supports class initiatives to establish faith-based support groups that enhance student growth and learning experience.
  4. Attain PANCE pass rates above the national average
    • Performance: The 2019 national average PANCE pass rate was 93%. The Class of 2019 attained a 95% first-time pass rate while the Class of 2020 received a 98% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The program’s five-year first-time average pass rate is 98%, which is above the most recent national average of 96%.
  5. Provide and support experienced and skilled faculty who deliver a high-quality physician assistant educational experience to students of the program
    • Performance: Program employs 10 principal faculty members, 1 Program Director, and 1 Medical Director with an average of 19 years of multi-disciplinary clinical practice and PA education. Every member of the team is affiliated with state and national PA organizations, such as ARC-PA, PAEA, AAPA, and/or NCAPA. Standards requires faculty to maintain 100 hours of Continuing Medical Education every two years. 45% of faculty are obtaining or currently hold advanced level degrees. 64% of the faculty also continue to practice medicine in clinic. Didactic and clinical curriculum is supported by community clinicians in specific areas of expertise and specialty disciplines.