In its short time in existence, the Department of PA studies can point to a number of areas within our mission and goals where success has been achieved.
We have a well-honed selection process for our applicants. We only invite for interview those candidates we feel have an excellent chance of success as future PAs. This process has led to a small attrition rate with excellent students and graduates.
Our program environment and curriculum has resulted in students that are well received in the medical community in their clinical phase, as well as graduates that our local health care systems are eager to employ.
The learner-centered atmosphere contributes to our students recognizing that education is a life-long endeavor that is just beginning with their PA education.
The Clarkson University values are the essence of our department values. What those values mean to an applicant are part of our supplemental application packet. We post those values prominently in our department and strive to live those values in all we do.
Guided by the PA core competencies and accreditation standards, we have prepared our graduates to work in any type of practice available to PAs.
Our students' research has provided impetus for change in our community and has involved clinicians and Clarkson faculty members.
Service has been an integral part of our student's experience. Our students have volunteered for our local Hospice, Food Bank, Christmas Fund, Office of the Aging, blood pressure screenings, Relay for Life, and a Red Cross blood drive. Many students went on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic with plans in place to continue yearly missions. The students also initiated the inaugural Teddy Bear Toss that resulted in over 500 stuffed animals donated for children at area hospitals and clinics.
Department motto: a posse ad esse - from possibility to reality