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Program Outcomes

Students graduating from the Physician Assistant Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, show excellent outcomes in their chosen path. Learn more about:

Graduate outcomes (2023)

Graduate outcomes

  Class of 2022 Class of 2023
PANCE pass rate 100% 100%
Job placement rate 95% 100%
Percentage of graduates go on to work at Mayo Clinic 64% 52%

Student attrition rate

Please see the table below indicating our student attrition rate. The inaugural PA class, enrolled in August 2020, graduated from 24 months of study and clinical learning in July 2022.

  Class of 2022 Class of 2023 Class of 2024
Maximum entering class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
24 24 24
Entering class size 22 24 25
Graduates 22 21 NA
*Attrition rate 0% 12.5% NA
**Graduation rate 100% 87.5% NA

*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.

**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.

Please also see a PDF of the student attrition table.

NCCPA PANCE first-time pass rate summary report

For a comparison of the first-time pass rate of the 2022 and 2023 graduating classes with the national average, see the NCCPA PANCE First-time Pass Rate Summary Report.

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)

Thirteen entrustable professional activities (EPAs) serve as learning outcomes to be reached by each PA student at graduation from the Mayo Clinic PA Program. The above goals and competencies are foundational, but can feel abstract and granular to the student. These EPAs are valuable in describing activities representing the day-to-day work of the PA.

List of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)
1 Incorporate principles of cultural competence across the healthcare continuum.
2 Gather essential and accurate information about patients through history-taking, physical examination, use of laboratory data, imaging, and other methods.
3 Locate, critically evaluate, integrate, and appropriately apply scientific evidence to patient care.
4 Develop and implement patient management plans.
5 Provide preventative healthcare services and education.
6 Provide transfer of care in a variety of settings.
7 Develop and manage interpersonal interactions.
8 Work and communicate effectively as a leader or member of an interprofessional healthcare team to provide patient-centered care.
9 Identify and correct gaps in knowledge, skills, or attitudes.
10 Use information technology to manage information and optimize patient care.
11 Apply public health principles to improve care for patients, populations, communities, and systems.
12 Identify system failures and contribute to a culture of safety and improvement.
13 Recognize and develop strategies to address system biases that contribute to healthcare disparities.