Accreditation Status

At its 2021 September meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) placed the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program sponsored by San Juan Bautista School of Medicine on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in 2023 September.

Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance.

Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation - Provisional or Accreditation - Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.

Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-san-juan-bautista-som.

Introduction

Thank you for your interest in our Physician Assistant Program. All the information you need related to the program will be found in the links provided.  The information contained here will provide you with a snapshot of what the program is all about, how we intend to deliver an exceptional educational experience to our students, and how confident we are that you will attain the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to gain certification as a Physician Assistant and provide your clinical services in any area of medicine you chose.  If this describes you, we encourage you to apply!

In keeping with official policies, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine, (SJBSM) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and veteran, marital or parental status. If a candidate is accepted at SJBSM and has a disability that requires reasonable accommodation, they must present a written request to the Deanship of Student Affairs Office. All candidates must meet the PA technical standards* for admission. (EO 2020-04)

 

Mission

The mission of the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is to educate and graduate capable students to meet the challenges of providing primary health care services as members of the health care team. Our graduates will have the necessary knowledge and skills needed to practice in a variety of clinical and specialty settings. Our Program strives to excel in educating, training, and graduating competent, compassionate, and dedicated Physician Assistants who will serve the health care needs of all people, without exception. Our graduates will have the necessary knowledge and problem-solving skills required for life-long learning, which will enable them to become excellent providers, clinical researchers, valuable members of the health care team, and leaders of our profession.

 

Goals

  • Select qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds who will effectively interact with other members of the healthcare team.
  • Provide an evidence-based education that fosters life-long learning and scholarly research
  • Deliver culturally competent training that will empower students to provide patient-centered care to diverse populations
  • Engage all students in community outreach and foster volunteer service to the medically underserved
  • Provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to pass the PANCE and deliver high quality health care to the community

The program’s success in achieving these goals will be published following graduation of the first cohort of students.

  • Survey ratings reported are on a scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest
  • The program benchmark for meeting these goals is >3.0

Outcomes will be assessed using the following data sources:

  • Engage all students in community outreach and volunteer service to the medically underserved
    • Student participation in community outreach
  • Preceptor Evaluation of Students
    • Student Exit Survey
    • Graduate Survey
  • Deliver a curriculum that includes cultural sensitivity that will enable students to provide patient-centered care to diverse populations
  • Provide an evidence-based education that fosters life-long learning and scholarly research
    • Student Course Evaluations
    • Student Instructor Evaluations
    • Student Exit Survey
    • Graduate Survey
    • Master’s Capstone Paper
  • Applicants from diverse backgrounds who will effectively interact with other members of the healthcare team
    • Competitive GPAs (incoming science and overall)
    • Healthcare experience (200 minimum hours)
    • Admission data on student diversity
    • Preceptor Evaluation of Students
    • Student Exit Survey
    • Graduate Survey
  • Provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to pass the PANCE and deliver high quality health care to the community

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