School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Studies - Program

UPAP & the National Averages & PANCE

Program Report


PANCE

CATEGORY

UTAH PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM

NATIONAL AVERAGE*

Credential

Master

Master

Program Length (months)

27

27

Core Faculty

11

7.8

Class Size (combined 1st and 2nd year)

88

87.8

Student/Faculty ratio

8/1

12.4/1 (total number of enrollees divided by total number of faculty)

# of Support Staff

4.5

3.2

Faculty Attrition (5 year aggregate)

1%

6.7%

Graduates Jobs last 5 years (2010-2015)


Primary Care: Family Medicine, Pediatrics (General), Internal Medicine (General)

Primary Care: 54.7%
Specialty Care: 45.3%

(UPAP source: last 5 years graduates, year 2010-2015, searched by NPI number, one year upon graduation)

Primary Care: 26.6%
Specialty Care: 73.4%

(National source: 2013 AAPA Annual Survey, 17% response rate)

Health Professional


Shortage Area (HPSA) or Medically Underserved Area (MUA)

29% (HPSA) 27% (MUA)

(UPAP Source: Last 5 years graduates, year 2010-2015, searched by NPI number, one year upon graduation)

7.4%

(National Source: 2014 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs of the NCCPA)

National Board Pass rate
(5 year average for first time test takers)

95%

96%

* Thirtieth Annual Report on Physician Assistant Educational (PAEA) Programs in the United States (2014), the 2014 American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Annual Survey, and the 2014 Statistical Profile of Certified PAs An Annual Report of the National Commission on the Certification of PAs (NCCPA).