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Ongoing Review

  • End of Semester
    • The APPRC will meet following the completion of each semester to review the academic progress of each learner. The committee will verify and validate that learners are achieving the learning outcomes and expected competencies and will move on to the next semester based on Learner Progression Reports prepared by the Directors of Didactic and Clinical Education. The committee, in consultation with the Directors of Didactic and Clinical Education, will review recommended action plans for learners whose academic or professionalism performance warrants intervention.
  • Progression from Didactic to Clinical Phase
    • The APPRC will meet following the completion of the didactic phase to review the academic progress of each learner and determine progression to the clinical phase. The committee will verify and validate that learners have demonstrated the learning outcomes and expected competencies based on Learner Progression Reports prepared by the Directors of Didactic and Clinical Education. The committee, in consultation with the Directors of Didactic and Clinical Education, will review recommended action plans for learners whose academic or professionalism performance warrants intervention.
  • Graduation
    • The APPRC will meet following the completion of the clinical phase and the summative evaluation to verify and validate successful completion of all components of the program and recommend learner for graduation. The committee will confirm that learners have demonstrated the learning outcomes and expected competencies based on Learner Progression Reports prepared by the Directors of Didactic and Clinical Education. The committee, in consultation with the Directors of Didactic and Clinical Education, will review recommended action plans for learners whose academic or professionalism performance warrants intervention.

Episodic Review

  • The program has developed a policy for progression, remediation and deceleration to provide appropriate guidance and feedback to those learners who struggle to meet established instructional objectives and expected competencies. This policy guides administrative decisions and procedures regarding learner progress, remediation and deceleration. All academic plans concerning learner progress, remediation and deceleration will be individualized and implemented when deficiencies are identified.
  • The APPRC will utilize the Learner Progress Report with recommendations submitted by the Directors of Didactic and Clinical Education. Learners who may have a potential impending committee action are to be notified in writing (e-mail) by the APPRC. Learners will be given the opportunity to provide additional information either prior to the meeting or meet with the APPRC at the scheduled meeting. The APPRC meetings are scheduled 5 to 15 business days following the notification to learners facing action, in order to provide adequate time for the learner to prepare for the meeting, while also ensuring that recommendations are made in a timely manner.

AAPRC Evaluation Process and Procedure

The APPRC will use the following process for evaluation:

  • Each learner is considered individually with emphasis upon quality of performance
  • The APPRC shall review the academic performance (didactic and clinical phases) and professionalism of each physician assistant learner facing potential committee action, recommendations made by the Directors of Didactic or Clinical Education, and any additional information provided by other parties (i.e. course directors, administrative support staff or learners).
  • The APPRC shall make recommendations regarding advancement, graduation, monitoring status, probation, dismissal, remediation, leaves of absence, and re-enrollment.
  • The committee will review the performance of learners in academic difficulty, those learners demonstrating a potential for being in academic difficulty, and those learners who have exhibited unprofessional behavior or non-compliance with other standards of performance, as identified by the program faculty.
  • The APPRC may recommend an improvement plan, may develop more comprehensive longer- term remedial plans for those learners having difficulty, or implement appropriate disciplinary action, possibly including dismissal from the educational program.
  • Special meetings of the APPRC may be called when reports of unprofessional behavior or other serious concerns regarding a learner’s academic performance. After review, a learner will receive written notification of the complaint/incident and that it has been referred to the APPRC. The APPRC may recommend an improvement plan, may develop more comprehensive longer-term remedial plans for those learners having difficulty, or implement appropriate disciplinary action, possibly including dismissal from the educational program.
  • The committee chair will notify the program director of the committee’s recommendation regarding potential action plans for ratification.
  • The committee chair will notify each learner of the committee’s recommendation regarding potential actions and provide the learner with an opportunity to appeal that recommendation if they desire.
  • The dean and provost have final authority regarding an appropriate course of action for each learner.