Program Outcomes

PANCE Passing Rates

To be published after the first graduating class takes the PANCE examination in 2018.

The inaugural class will graduate in August 2018.

Meeting the Program Goals

The program has not graduated its first class to date. The inaugural class of students will graduate in 2018 and is currently undergoing clinical year experiences. The second cohort completed its first didactic semester in December 2017.

  1. Utilize acquired medical knowledge and technical skills in the systematic process of patient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
  • The first cohort is currently in clinical rotations and the knowledge gained during their didactic year and skills taught, such as OSCEs, live patient simulations and case presentations are being utilized during clinical clerkships.
  1. Incorporate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Students have been taught critical thinking with case presentations and problem based learning while advancing along in various pedagogies and higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. These skills are being utilized during live patient encounters in nine clinical clerkships
  1. Provide patient care consistent with current evidence-based guidelines and legal and ethical standards.
  • Students are trained to navigate through various resources and clinical databases to research disease processes. They have also taken two research courses and presented their practice improvement projects at a medical conference. In addition, they are using evidence-based guidelines such as the DynaMed® data base and Epocrates® in clinical decision-making.
  1. Maintain the highest standards of conduct and professionalism in dealing with patients, their families and other health care providers, in a caring, culturally sensitive and safe manner.
  • Students are held to a high level of professionalism from the moment they enter the program. They also learn how to be culturally sensitive and empathetic providers in various courses including a health care ethics course. Our students scored “Outstanding” in professionalism in a recent survey by our clinical preceptors.
  1. Practice team-based, inter-professional health care.
  • Students learn and practice team based care through inter-professional education with other students from different disciplines from six area universities and with CBU departments throughout the program.
  1. Give back to the community by engaging in humanitarian service, locally and/or globally.
  • Students engaged in humanitarian services through neighborhood outreaches, screening and education at health fairs, required community service hours and serving diverse ethnicities, populations and those with special needs and abilities. Students also take a unique course called Global Health Engagement, to learn about world health problems.
  1. Increase access to patient-centered health care by working or volunteering in rural and/or underserved regions.
  • Students are given opportunities to see patients alongside the faculty on mobile health units that travel into low socio-economic and underserved areas.
  1. Use acquired knowledge and skills to find gainful employment and adapt to existing health care systems.
  • Students are currently gaining networking and technological skills in order to adapt to existing health care systems. In addition, some student have already been offered job opportunities during their clinical Clerkships.