All of the health rankings are based solely on the results of peer assessment surveys sent to deans, other administrators and/or faculty at accredited degree programs or schools in each discipline. All schools surveyed in a discipline were sent the same number of surveys. Respondents rated the academic quality of programs on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding). Those schools with the highest average scores appear in the rankings.
“This is a combined accomplishment by all of our faculty, adjunct instructors, and clinical partners and preceptors,” Brown added. “We now have the challenge ahead to be better and continue to maintain such a ranking.”
The physician assistant program is focused on building high quality physician assistants with a strong scientific foundation as well as leadership, analytical and interpersonal skills through educational activities and hands-on clinical experience.
The 27-month program offers a comprehensive blend of courses that examine subjects such as medicine, surgery, pharmacology and behavioral medicine. A high percentage of program graduates is either working or in a secondary-education program six months after graduation.