One of the overarching goals of the Ithaca College Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS) is to educate servant leaders who will successfully demonstrate entry-level mastery of the Competencies of Physician Assistant Practice. Servant leaders share responsibilities with others. They put the needs of others ahead of their own to develop them to exceed expectations. To ensure that learners are successfully achieving the expected competencies; they will be formally and frequently evaluated using a variety of assessment tools.

The program has developed this policy 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.