Deliver a diverse curriculum that prepares students for entry-level clinical practice.

Graduate Job Placement

A. Graduate Job Placement by Primary Care vs. Non-Primary Care

CohortCohort SizePrimary Care
Care Employment
Employment Rate

PANCE Report

B. PANCE Five Year First Time Taker Pass Rate

Exam Performance Summary Report

Program Name: Gardner-Webb University
Program Number: 6029
Test Taker Status: All Test Takers

ClassClass Graduation YearGroupNumber of Candidates Who Took PANCENumber of Exam AttemptsNumber of Exams PassedProgram Exam Pass RateNational Exam Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year% of Candidates Who Ultimately Passed PANCE
20162016All Takers22242292%93%100%
20162016First Time Takers22222091%96%100%
20172017All Takers29312994%95%100%
20172017First Time Takers29292897%97%100%
20182018All Takers282828100%97%100%
20182018First Time Takers282828100%98%100%
20192019All Takers32343294%91%100%
20192019First Time Takers32323197%93%100%
20202020All Takers34363494%93%100%
20202020First Time Takers34343294%95%100%
Definitions of the report headings are provided below.
All information is current as of the date the report was generated unless otherwise specified.

Student Preparedness

C. Preceptor Evaluation of Student Preparedness

Clinical preceptors evaluating students on their final SCPE were also asked to evaluate if “the Physician Assistant student is prepared for entry-level clinical practice.” Twenty of the 24 clinical preceptors completed the survey. Thirty percent of respondents agreed and 70% strongly agreed that students were prepared for entry-level clinical practice.

Exit Survey

D. Graduate Exit Survey

The Class of 2020 Graduate Exit Survey supports that our graduates agree that we successfully prepare students for entry-level clinical practice with the delivery of diverse curriculum.

Exit Survey QuestionResponses
Upon completing the GWU PA Program, I am prepared to utilize critical thinking,
quality improvement, and informatics to practice safe, evidence-based medicine.
53% strongly agree
47% agree
Upon completing the GWU PA Program, I am prepared to collaborate effectively with patients,
families and the interdisciplinary team to ensure continuous, high quality, patient-centered care.
56% strongly agree
41% agree
Upon completing the GWU PA Program, I am prepared to manage the delivery of health care with
respect to diverse cultures and belief systems for patient populations in varied health care settings.
56% strongly agree
44% agree
Note: there were 34 respondents of the 34 graduates.

PANCE Report Definitions

Class nomenclature and the individuals included in each class are determined by PA programs when assigning students to a particular class.

Class Graduation Year
Graduation year for the majority of the individuals in the specific class based on the confirmed graduation date provided by the PA program.

All takers include first time takers as well as those individuals in the class who repeated the exam one or more times. First time takers are those candidates who took PANCE for the first time.

Number of Candidates Who Took PANCE
Number of individuals from the class who have taken PANCE. Fist time takers are included in the all takers group.

Number of Exam Attempts Total number of exams administered, including multiple exam attempts for an individual candidate in the all takers group. (This is a count of exams administered, not a count of individual candidates.)

Number of Exams Passed Number of exams administered that resulted in a passing score.
Program Exam Pass Rate Percent of exams that were passed as compared to the number of exams that were
administered to the class, including multiple exams taken by individual candidates.

National Exam Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year
Percent of exams that were passed at the national level as compared to the number of exams that were administered. The calculation is based on the total number of exams administered and passed, not the number of individual candidates. The
reporting period is based on the calendar year corresponding with the class graduation year and will only be provided after the end of the current calendar year.

% of Candidates in the Class Who Ultimately Passed PANCE
Percent of candidates from the specified class that have passed PANCE as of the date the report was generated, regardless of the number of attempts or the calendar year in which PANCE was passed.