Achievement of Our Goals

Goal 1
Continued Quality Improvement of the Learning Environment for the Didactic and Clinical Years

2012-2013 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Hired Sextant Group Consulting to develop new facility specifications to address audio and visual needs of the classrooms.
2013 - 2014 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Pocatello campus: Continue to identify new classroom facility on Pocatello campus in which to incorporate Sextant Group's recommended classroom specifications.
  • Meridian campus: New classroom incorporating Sextant Group's recommended classroom specifications and also new offices planned for construction summer 2014, to be finished spring semester 2015.
  • Caldwell campus: Construction and renovation of new PA facility on College of Idaho campus incorporating Sextant Group's recommended classroom specifications.
2014-2015 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Pocatello campus: Hush curtains installed in existing Clinical Assessment Lab space; Biology building completes renovation on Anatomy and Physiology Lab in the summer of 2015; decision made to remodel Pocatello PAS facilities in three phases:
    • Fall 2015: Build out CY administrative office suite in lower level of Red Hill Building,
    • Summer 2016: Construct new Clinical Assessment Lab space in Red Hill Building,
    • Spring 2017: Remodel PAS classroom, administrative suites, and conference room.
  • Meridian campus: New Meridian PAS classroom, studio, office suites, and kitchen construction begun, and scheduled to be completed by January 2015; Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Lab construction completed in the summer of 2015.
  • Caldwell campus: West Hall completed by orientation day in August of 2014.
2015-2016 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Pocatello campus: CY administrative office suite completed in November of 2015; Clinical Assessment Lab space completed in July of 2016.
  • Meridian campus: New Meridian PAS classroom, studio, office suites, and kitchen construction completed in October of 2015; Hush curtains installed in remodeled Clinical Lab space.
  • Caldwell campus: Hush curtains and carpeting installed in Clinical Lab space.
2016-2017 progress toward this goal:
  • Pocatello campus: Flooding damage to CY administrative office suite and temporary relocation of offices in November of 2016; a decision was made to modify the 3rd phase of construction with goal to move to another permanent facility within 3-5 years; PAS classroom, study room, and Sim Man room construction completed in July 2017; CY administrative office suite restoration completed in July of 2017.
  • Meridian campus: No facility updates planned.
  • Caldwell campus: No facility updates planned.
2017-2018 progress toward this goal:
  • Pocatello campus: Planning for permanent building in progress.
  • Meridian campus: Small conference room video conferencing installation planned.
  • Caldwell campus: Planning for facility update in progress.

Goal 2
Assure Continued Viability of PA Program

2012-2013 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Admissions Viability: File score for 2012-2013 admissions cycle was 4.80 which exceeded the file score of 4.65 for the 2011-2012 admissions cycle.
  • Increased participation in recruitment activities by participating in two PAEA sponsored CareerEco Virtual Fairs and two in-person recruitment fairs (BYU-I & ISU).
  • Faculty & Staff Viability: All faculty attend PA conferences at the local, state or national level. All faculty maintain NCCPA certification and are clinically active.
  • Program Accreditation: ARC-PA approved expansion to third campus, Caldwell, Idaho.
  • Insured Clinical Site Stability: Developed Twin Falls, Idaho, track system to train three students for all rotations.
2013 - 2014 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Admissions Viability: File score for 2013-2014 admissions cycle was 4.77 which was less than the file score of 4.80 for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle.
  • Continued participation in four recruitment activities (two PAEA sponsored CareerEco Virtual Fairs and two in person).
  • Faculty & Staff Viability: All faculty attend PA conferences at the local, state or national level. All faculty maintain NCCPA certification and are clinically active.
  • Program Accreditation: Program to submit full Accreditation Application by June 28, 2014, for scheduled ARC-PA site visit in October 2014.
  • Insured Clinical Site Stability: Implemented track system in Twin Falls, Developed Treasure Valley area track system to train twelve students for all eight rotations to be implemented 2015-2016.
2014-2015 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Admissions Viability: File score for 2014-2015 admissions cycle was 4.84.
  • Participation in 3 recruitment activities, including two PAEA sponsored CareerEco Virtual Fairs and one in-person ISU Graduate Fair.
  • Faculty & Staff Viability: All faculty attend PA and/or medical conferences at the local, state, or national level. All faculty maintain NCCPA certification and are clinically active.
  • Program Accreditation: Successful ARC-PA site visit in October, 2014, with Validation review to be in March, 2022.
  • Insured Clinical Site Stability: Implementation and closure of Casper, WY, track to train 4 students for 5 rotations; development of Multicare Track in Washington to train 3 students for 5 rotations.
  • HRSA Pipeline to Diversity Grant awarded to ISU PA Program for funding from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2020. The purpose of the grant is to increase the number of Latino and Latino-focused PA trainees, as well as to increase the number of US Veterans in the PA Program.
2015-2016 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Admissions Viability: File score for 2015-2016 admissions cycle was 4.86.
  • Participation in 6 recruitment activities, including 2 PAEA sponsored CareerEco Virtual Fairs, 1 day of chat sessions through Career Eco, and 3 in-person recruitment fairs.
  • Faculty & Staff Viability: All faculty attend PA and/or medical conferences at the local, state, or national level. All faculty maintain NCCPA certification and are clinically active.
  • Program Accreditation: Continued accreditation with Validation review to be in March, 2022.
  • Insured Clinical Site Stability: Implementation of the Multicare Track; development of Latino Health Track to train 4 students for 5 rotations.
  • HRSA Pipeline to Diversity Grant recruitment activities: Established high school and dual-enrollment Spanish for Health Professions course at Snake River High School.
2016-2017 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Admissions Viability: File score for 2016-2017 admissions cycle was 4.96.
  • Participation in 19 recruitment events, including two PAEA sponsored CareerEco Virtual Fairs, 16 days of chat sessions through CareerEco, and 1 in-person ISU Graduate Fair.
  • Faculty & Staff Viability: All faculty attend PA and/or medical conferences at the local, state, or national level. All faculty maintain NCCPA certification and are clinically active.
  • Program Accreditation: Continued accreditation with Validation review to be in March, 2022.
  • Insured Clinical Site Stability: Implementation of Latino Health Track; development of Tillamook Track to train 2 students for 2-3 rotations each; development of Boise VA Track to train 8 students for 2-4 rotations each.
  • HRSA Pipeline to Diversity Grant recruitment activities: A financial technician/recruiter position was filled in August of 2016; continued dual-enrollment Spanish for Health Professions (SHP) at Snake River High School; established dual-enrollment SHP courses at American Falls High School and Rigby High School.
2017-2018 AY progress toward this goal:
  • Admissions Viability: File score for 2017-2018 admissions cycle is yet to be determined.
  • Planned participation in 23 recruitment activities, including 2 PAEA sponsored CareerEco Virtual Fairs, 20 days of chat sessions through CareerEco, and 1 in-person ISU Graduate Fair.
  • Faculty & Staff Viability: All faculty attend PA and/or medical conferences at the local, state, or national level. All faculty maintain NCCPA certification and are clinically active.
  • Program Accreditation: Continued accreditation with Validation review to be in March, 2022.
  • Insured Clinical Site Stability: Implementation of Boise VA Track, with a total of 6 clinical tracks.
  • HRSA Pipeline to Diversity Grant recruitment activities: Continued dual-enrollment Spanish for Health Professions (SHP) at Snake River, American Falls, and Rigby High Schools; established dual-enrollment SHP course at Independence High School.

Goal 3
Create an Environment of Inquiry for Faculty, Staff and Students

Goal 4
Expand PAS Presence; Locally, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally

2012-2013 AY progress toward this goal:
  • The program publishes a quarterly newsletter (beginning spring 2012) that is electronically delivered to current students, alumni, preceptors, and other constituents.
  • One faculty, four students, and one alumnae participated in the Idaho Condor medical mission to Peru.
2013 - 2014 AY progress toward this goal:
  • The program continues publication of a quarterly electronic newsletter.
  • 75% of faculty participate in supervising students in service learning activities.
  • One faculty, one student, and four alumni participated in the Idaho Condor medical mission to Peru.
  • Establishment of a new medical mission: Four faculty travelled to the Dominican Republic in conjunction with the G3 Foundation to provide medical and dental care.
2014-2015 AY progress toward this goal:
  • The program continues publiscation of a quarterly electronic newsletter.
  • 75% of faculty participate in supervising students in service learning activities.
  • Two faculty participated in the Idaho Condor medical mission to Peru.
  • Four faculty, five students, and one alumnus travelled to the Dominican Republic in conjunction with the G3 Foundation to provide medical and dental care.
  • Six students completed rotations in Belize.
2015-2016 AY progress toward this goal:
  • The program continues publiscation of a quarterly electronic newsletter.
  • 75% of faculty participate in supervising students in service learning activities.
  • Two faculty participated in the Idaho Condor medical mission to Peru.
  • Six faculty, and six students travelled to the Dominican Republic in conjunction with the G3 Foundation to provide medical and dental care.
  • Three students completed rotations in Belize.
2016-2017 AY progress toward this goal:
  • The program continues publiscation of a quarterly electronic newsletter.
  • 75% of faculty participate in supervising students in service learning activities.
  • One faculty participated in the Idaho Condor medical mission to Peru.
  • Four faculty, six students, and one alumnus travelled to the Dominican Republic in conjunction with the G3 Foundation to provide medical and dental care.
  • Two faculty, and one alumnus travelled to the Dominican Republic to provide cervical cancer screening and to establish a sustainable medical service project.
2017-2018 AY progress toward this goal:
  • The program continues publiscation of a quarterly electronic newsletter.
  • 75% of faculty participate in supervising students in service learning activities.
  • The Idaho Condor medical mission to Peru has yet to be scheduled.
  • Six faculty, and six students will travel to the Dominican Republic in conjunction with the G3 Foundation to provide medical and dental care.
  • Two students completed rotations in Belize.

Goal 5
Increase the number of Latino and Latino-focused PA students at ISU, and also increase the number of US Veteran PA students at ISU.

   2014-15 
Baseline
 2015-16  2015-16
% change
 from baseline 
 2016-2017  2016-2017
% change
 from baseline 
PAS Latino applicants 35 33 -0.6% 43 22.8%
PAS Latino students 3 4 33% 4 33%
PAS students enrolled in SHP**   0 7 700% 23 2300%
PAS SHP graduates 0 0 No Change 6 600%
PAS Veteran applicants 20 22 10% 14 -30%
PAS Veteran students enrolled 6 6 No Change 8 33%

** Spanish for Health Professions Graduate Certificate

ISU PAS alumni and faculty have also enrolled in the SHP Graduate Certificate curriculum.

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