Admissions

Rolling Admissions Timeline

  • Applications open: April 29, 2021
  • Interviews: July 16 & 19, Aug. 13 & 16, Sept. 24 & 27, Oct. 22, 2021
  • Applications Deadline: Oct. 1, 2021 (Applications must be Verified by this date)
  • Orientation (required): Jan. 3-5, 2022
  • First day of class: Jan. 6, 2022 

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CASPA Quadrants

The CASPA (Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants) application is broken into quadrants. Below is an outline of what to expect and some helpful notes specific to our program.

Personal Information

Basic background information, including biographic and contact information, citizenship, race and ethnicity, and other information. Some questions are optional.

Academic History
  • 4-year degree and all prerequisites must be completed in the United States through a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Send official transcripts directly to CASPA
  • Standardized tests
    • The GRE requirement is waived this application cycle due to limited access caused by Covid-19. If you have previously taken the GRE, you are welcome to submit your test scores directly to CASPA.
    • Test of English and Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of applicants who have completed college or graduate coursework outside of the United States. Further information and support for international students is available by visiting our International Graduate Admissions page.
Supporting Information
  • Evaluations - (1) Academic and (2) Professional, preferred to be from a healthcare professional
  • Experiences - Qualifying Healthcare Experience and Volunteerism are outlined in "Paid Healthcare Experience" and "Volunteerism" sections below and in the Admissions Handbook. 
Program Materials
  • Prerequisites - Courses that meet our requirements are outlined in the "Prerequisite Courses Standards" section below and also in the Admissions Handbook. Each class and lab listed must meet the minimum 3.0/B requirement.
  • School Specific Questions - Reapplicants to our program will have the opportunity speak to specific steps taken to strengthen their application.

Once Your Application is Verified in CASPA

The Admissions Committee will consider and review applications as they are received.

» Learn more about interviewing and selection

Admissions Table of Contents


Application Requirements

CASPA

The George Fox MMSc PA Program’s application cycle will open at the end of April with a deadline of October 1 to start spring term (January). 

To be precise, George Fox will accept Verified applications through Oct. 1. Interviews will end prior to Oct. 31, and all seats will be offered by October 31. The next cohort will matriculate in January.

CASPA is an online application clearing house. As of April 2020, the cost for a CASPA application is $179 for the first program you apply to. If you submit to other programs, each additional program is $55. 

As a general rule, CASPA does not refund application fees. Information related to CASPA fees can be found here. The link between the George Fox MMSc PA program, CASPA, and student candidates will be managed by the MMSc PA program’s admissions counselor.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are evaluated on multiple criteria to include overall academic aptitude, prerequisite course aptitude, standardized testing score (GRE), paid healthcare experience, and volunteerism. Additional detail on each is listed below.  In addition to this webpage, refer to the GFU PA Admissions Handbook. 

Transcripts

All transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) must be submitted directly to CASPA. 

Bachelor's Degree Standards

A bachelor’s degree, from a U.S. regionally accredited institution is required to apply.  A candidate may apply prior to meeting this requirement provided the degree and prerequisites are completed by the October 1 deadline. 

Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) Standards

The minimum GPA to apply is a Cumulative (all undergraduate and graduate coursework) of 3.0 (or B; B- is not acceptable). Upon written request, George Fox will consider an applicant whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, provided their last 60 semester hours of academic work (undergraduate or graduate) produced a 3.3 or higher GPA. Prerequisites (see below) must still meet the 3.0 per course requirement. 

Prerequisite Courses Standards

All prerequisite courses must be taken at a U.S. regionally accredited institution, and  each course must meet a minimum 3.0 GPA (or B; B- is not acceptable) requirement. It is recommended prerequisite courses be completed within last five to seven years.  

NOTE: In response to academic changes related to Covid-19, GFU will accept classes, both lectures and labs, that were completed online during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. GFU will also accept classes taken winter/spring of 2020 resulting in a PASS/FAIL grade. 

Applicants with up to one remaining prerequisite may apply provided they complete the course with a 3.0/B or higher by the October 1 deadline. 

Prerequisite courses:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II - Lecture and Lab (8 semester hours) OR Human Anatomy with Lab (4 semester hours) and Human Physiology (3 semester hours).  Note:  Anatomy and Physiology courses that are a part of military training (with a pass grade) and as reflected on CCAF or JST transcripts are accepted (up to 8 SH)
  • General Biology with Lab (4 semester hours)
  • Other Biology (3 semester hours)
  • Microbiology (3 semester hours)
  • General Chemistry with Lab (4 semester hours)
  • Other Chemistry (3 semester hours)
  • Introductory to Psychology or higher (3 semester hours).  Note: General Psychology or equivalent course that are a part of military training (with a pass grade) and as reflected on CCAF or JST transcripts are accepted
  • Statistics (3 semester hours)
  • Medical Terminology is highly recommended

NOTE: Survey courses, level 100 and below, do not meet prerequisite requirements. AP Credit or CLEP Scores do not meet prerequisite requirements. 

Graduate Review Evaluation (GRE)

NOTE: The GRE is not required this application cycle nor will it be considered.  The maximum point value for the GRE is 5 points and will be applied to each application this cycle. This exception will be reviewed and possibly removed for future admission cycles. 

Paid Healthcare Experience (PCE)

A minimum number of Patient Care Experience (hours) are not required for admittance into the program. However, a point value for PCE is added to the applicant’s overall score. To receive points for PCE it must be from a paid position and not volunteer work or an academic internship. Exceptions include work as a paramedic or EMT when all emergency services are provided only on an all-volunteer basis.  Using a modifier, PCE is also evaluated based on type of experience.  For example, 1,000 hours in a high modifier is scored as 1,000 hours; 1,000 hours in a medium modifier is scored as 670 hours; 1,000 hours in a low modifier is scored as 330 hours; and 1,000 hours in a non- accepted area is scored as 0.00 hours. 

NOTE: Clinical experience gained through a training program or as a student, does not count as PCE.

High Modifier (1.0 Modifier) Examples:

  • Military (Medic, Corpsman Pararescueman, SERE Specialist)
  • Emergency Medicine (EMT, Paramedic, ER Technician)
  • Nursing (Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nursing Asst (Hospital))
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Chiropractor
  • Community Health Aid/Practitioner

Medium Modifier (0.67 modifier) Examples:

  • Certified Nursing Asst (Skilled Nursing Facility)
  • Emergency or Clinical Scribe
  • Physical Therapy Aid
  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Radiology Technician (Rad or US Tech)
  • Home Health Aid

Low Modifier (0.33 Modifier) Examples:

  • Clinical Research
  • Laboratory Technician/Phlebotomist
  • Surgical Technician
  • Dental Assistant

Not Accepted for Healthcare Experience Hours (0.00 Modifier) Examples:

  • Front Office Admin Work (Patient Check-In, Answering Phones, &tc.)
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Interpretation
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Patient Scheduler
  • Anything considered administrative in nature

Volunteerism

A minimum of Volunteerism (hours) are not required for admittance into the program. However, a point value for Volunteerism is added to the applicant's overall score. Volunteerism is not limited to health care settings or services, but it must be unpaid time without academic credit or other compensation.

High Modifier (1.0 Modifier) Examples:

  • Directly serving those who are houseless, in shelters, or participants of free meal programs
  • Responding to individuals or communities impacted by a natural disaster
  • Service trips to developing countries or underserved communities

Medium Modifier (0.67 modifier) Examples:

  • Coaching or Leading athletic activities
  • Teaching or Serving within a faith community
  • Teaching or Serving within a community organization

Low Modifier (0.33 Modifier) Examples:

  • Fundraising events for a population in need, such as a 5k
  • Sorority or Fraternity service event
  • Service to or for animals
NOTE: Active guard or reservists and military veterans will receive the maximum volunteerism value. To receive this value, guard and reservist must provide a letter from their commanding officer stating they are in good standing and veterans must provide a DD214 showing an honorable discharge. 

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required: (2) Professional and (1) Academic. It is preferred that recommendations come from a supervisor, healthcare professional, and someone who can speak to the applicant's academic aptitude.

NOTE:  Active Guard and Reserve Military members who are applying under Special Consideration guidelines, must also submit a letter that states they are in "good standing." This letter must be written by the commanding officer (and signed) and uploaded directly to the CASPA application under Documents. 

TOEFL

An applicant whose native language is not English and who does not have a full year (two semesters) of composition or its equivalent in English studies must demonstrate skills in English understanding and use.

Recent scores on the Test of English and Foreign Language (TOEFL) normally suffice. TOEFL scores should be submitted directly to CASPA. Satisfactory scores are based on the testing format and include:

  • Internet-based TOEFL: Score of 100 with a minimum score of 20 on each section
  • A total score of 600 on the paper TOEFL, with a score of 55 on the Listening Comprehension
  • A total score of 250 on the computer-based TOEFL
  • A level 112 from the ELS Language Centers or other recognized evidence may be considered satisfactory, pending the Admissions Committee approval

Special Considerations

All George Fox University graduates who meet the program’s admission requirements will be invited for an interview.  To be considered under this article, however, the application must be verified by CASPA on or before Aug. 30 of the application cycle. An invitation to interview does not guarantee admittance to the program.

All Military veterans* who meet the program’s admission requirements will be invited for an interview. To be considered under this article, however, the application must be verified by CASPA on or before Aug. 30 of the application cycle. Given military grades are recorded as Pass/Fail, up to 11 (eleven)  semester hours of prerequisite courses completed through military training (as evidenced by Airforce, Army, Navy, Marine, or Coast Guard transcripts submitted to CASPA) will be accepted with a pass grade in the following prerequisites:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 SH)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 SH)
  • Introduction to Psychology or Higher (3 SH)

For Air Force applicants, the specific courses will appear on the Community College of the Air Force transcript.  For Army, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard, the courses will appear on the Joint Services Transcript (JST) under the specific training taken and as evaluated by the American Council of Education (ACE). 

Accepted prerequisite courses fulfilled (through military training) with a pass grade are not included in calculation of  the Cumulative, Prerequisite, or Last 60 Semester Hour GPAs scored by CASPA. For military applicants who have prerequisite course(s) fulfilled by pass course grades, the last 60 semester hour GPA calculation is completed based on the last 60 graded semester hours.  An invitation to interview does not guarantee admittance to the program.

* Reservists/Guard members must be in good standing (supported by a letter from their commanding officer); separated or retired veterans must produce a DD214 showing an honorable discharge.  This document should be uploaded to the Document section of the CASPA application. 

** Transcripts (Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, Coast Guard) should be uploaded to the Document section of the CASPA application.  When submitted to the program, please write, “military candidate” in the subject line.  In addition to submitting the transcript to CASPA and the program, it is recommended that you download an unofficial copy for yourself or request an additional copy be sent to your home address for your personal records.  Transcripts are available at the following links:

Example of Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcript (for Anatomy and Physiology)

ccaf-transcript

Example of Joint Services (Navy, Army, Marine, Coast Guard) Transcript (for Anatomy and Physiology)

JST-transcript

Advance Placement Policy

All George Fox courses must be taken as part of the PA cohort. No advanced placement options are available.

Interview and Selection

Application Review

Applicant requirements are reviewed, scored, and converted to percentage value (total points earned divided by the maximum potential).  The GFU PA Admissions Committee will review all applicants meeting minimum requirements and either (1) invited to interview, (2) put on hold, or (3) deny an interview.  Each of the items on the applicant spreadsheet will be given a weighted point value (based on preset objective criteria) and the combined score will be used to rank candidates for the interview (pre-screen matrix). The higher your score, the better your odds of being interviewed.  For example:

  • Cumulative GPA scoring ranges from 5 points for a 3.0 GPA up to 20 points for a 3.7 or higher GPA.
  • Prerequisite GPA (combined courses; must have 3.0 in each or PASS for military courses meeting requirements) scoring ranges from 15 points for a 3.0 GPA up to 30 points for a 3.7 or higher GPA.
  • The total GRE potential value is 5 points. NOTE: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the GRE is waived during the 2020 and 2021 application cycles (for cohort matriculating in January 2021 and 2022).  All applicants during these cycles will receive 5 points in this category.
  • Letters of Recommendation are required and are reviewed and in most instances should come from a (1) professor and (2) professionals, preferably healthcare providers. The maximum score for all three letters is 5 points.  NOTE:  Active Guard and Reservists should ALSO provide a letter stating they are in good standing.  The letter should be written and signed by their commanding officer and sent directly to the program at pa@georgefox.edu.  Veterans must send a DD214 showing an honorable discharge directly to the program at pa@georgefox.edu
  • There is no minimum for Volunteerism but like other items shown here, Volunteerism points range from zero to 25.
  • Paid Care Experience (PCE), although not required, has an assigned value in our application.  A value of 5 points is assigned for 250 to 1,000 hours; 10 points for 1,001 to 2,000 hours; and 15 points for over 2,000 hours.  A modifier is used to score PCE based on type.  Details on the modifier are listed above.

Pre-Screen Scoring Matrix

The George Fox MMSc PA program admissions committee will review all applicants meeting minimum requirements and either (1) invite to interview, (2) put on hold, or (3) deny an interview. Applicant scoring is based on the following:

Item Minimum Requirements Current Cohort Average Your Results Potential Points

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)

(Calculated by CASPA)

3.0 Cumulative GPA

3.69

20

Prerequisite GPA

(Calculated by CASPA)

  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I*
  • Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II*
  • General Biology with Lab
  • Other Biology
  • Microbiology
  • General Chemistry with Lab
  • Other Chemistry
  • Introduction to Psychology*
  • Statistics
* if military courses meet a prerequisite, a pass grade is accepted
3.0 Minimum
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA
3.76  30
Graduate Record Evaluation (GRE) - Waived this application cycle.  All applicants will receive 5 points. 
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Writing

 

  • No Minimum
  • No Minimum
  • No Minimum

 

 Not Applicable this admissions cycle

5

Paid Health Care Experience (PCE)

NOTE: Hours are multiplied by a modifier relevant to type of experience

No Minimum 3,668 Hours 15

Volunteerism

NOTE: Hours are multiplied by a modifier relevant to type of experience

No Minimum 1,569 Hours 25

Letters of Reference

(1) Academic (2) Professional

3 3 5

Interview Timeline

Each of the items on the applicant spreadsheet will be given a weighted point value (based on preset objective criteria) and the combined score will be used to rank candidates for interview. The higher your score, the better your odds of being interviewed. 

By using this approach, it is possible to fill all available seats prior to the Oct. 31 date. Therefore, it is to your advantage to submit a completed application (via CASPA) as early in the process as possible. The longer you wait to submit an application (even though prior to the deadline), the greater your risk that no class seats will be available, or that only a few will remain. Once the class is full, remaining applications will be evaluated for an alternate list.

Interview Process

An invitation to interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The George Fox program uses a rolling admissions process. Therefore, applicants who qualify for an interview may be invited to the next available scheduled interview date.

Program faculty (program director, medical director and principal faculty), adjunct faculty, local physicians, PAs and healthcare workers will make up the interview team. Each will be trained on the interview process before the interview date and briefed on the scoring criteria before each interview session begins.

The interview day will begin with introductions, pictures and expectations for the day. Next, applicants will be evaluated via a series of short, carefully timed interview stations and one essay station. In general, each of these encounters will assess the candidate’s character, communication skills, professionalism and adaptability.

Candidate Selection

The program admissions committee applicant-scoring matrix used includes the applicant’s Cumulative GPA, Prerequisite GPA, GRE scores, Letters of Recommendation, Paid Care Experience (PCE), and Volunteerism.

Applicants will be evaluated via a series of short, carefully timed interview stations and one essay station. At day's end, the committee will:

  • Calculate candidate scores from the interview and rank applicants in order of score.
  • Combine the pre-interview score and interview score for selection committee discussion.
  • Consider and review candidates approximately two weeks following interviews and place in one of three categories:
    (a) Admit now – These candidates will receive a formal offer for a seat in the program within four weeks of completing the interview
    (b) Alternate list (wait list) – These candidates will be formally notified, by email, within four weeks of completing the interview. Each wait-listed candidate will be reviewed at the two-week mark of all future interviews. At that time, their status will be updated to (a) admit now, (b) continue wait list, or (c) declined
    (c) Denied – These individuals will be notified within four weeks of the interview process.

Letters of acceptance may have conditions to matriculate. In this situation, the offer and conditions of acceptance will be detailed in the letter. An example would be acceptance of a student who must complete a required prerequisite course and Verified by Oct. 1 prior to matriculating into the program. In this case, their acceptance would be pending successful completion of the prerequisite course.

For details on what is required, see Post Acceptance Requirements section below.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

George Fox University does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or any other status to the extent prohibited under applicable nondiscrimination law in the administration of its admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, educational programs, athletics programs, co-curricular activities, or other university-administered programs.

Conflict of Interest

Faculty members must use their professional integrity and excuse themselves from interviewing, ranking or selecting candidates whom they have a significant relationship with. This may include but is not limited to: family members, friends, family friends, acquaintances of individuals they know well, and those whom they have established professional relationships within other settings.

Technical Standards for Enrollment

George Fox student candidates must possess the capacity to complete the entire curriculum to achieve the Master of Medical Science degree. The curriculum requires demonstrated skills in:

  • Observation
  • Communication
  • Motor
  • Intellectual-conceptual, integrative, and quantitative abilities, and
  • Behavioral and social attributes
Candidates offered a seat in the program are required to sign this testament, verifying understanding and that they meet these standards. In the event an applicant is unable to fulfill these technical standards prior to or any time after admission, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be allowed to enter or progress within the program.

Observation

The candidate must be able to:

  • Observe demonstrations, visual presentations in lectures and laboratories, laboratory evidence and microbiologic cultures, microscopic studies of microorganisms and tissues in normal and pathologic states
  • Observe a patient accurately at a distance and close at hand
  • Use the sense of vision, somatic sensation, and smell as part of the observation process

Communication

A candidate should be able to:

  • Communicate professionally, effectively and sensitively with patients and families
  • Communicate professionally, effectively and efficiently in oral and written forms with all members of the healthcare team
  • Be able to speak, hear and observe patients in order to elicit information, perceive nonverbal communications, and describe changes in mood, activity and posture
  • Utilize speech, reading, writing and computers as part of the communication process. In addition, candidates must possess the skills necessary to communicate effectively in small and large group discussions.

Motor

Candidates must have sufficient motor skills and coordination to:

  • Execute the movement required to provide patient care such as palpitation, auscultation, percussion and other diagnostic maneuvers
  • Execute movements required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients. These skills require coordination of gross and fine muscular movement, equilibrium and sensation.
  • Manipulate equipment and instruments necessary to perform basic laboratory tests and procedures required to attain curricular goals (e.g. needles, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, tongue blades, intravenous equipment, gynecologic speculum, and scalpel)
  • Transport themselves from one location to another in a timely fashion in order to facilitate patient care responsibilities and receive educational training.

Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities

Candidates must be able to:

  • Comprehend three-dimensional relationships and the spatial relationship of structures
  • Collect, organize, prioritize, analyze and assimilate large amounts of technically detailed and complex information within a limited time frame. This information will be presented in a variety of educational settings, including lectures, small-group discussions, and individual clinical settings.
  • Analyze, integrate and apply information appropriately for problem solving and decision-making.

Behavioral and Social Attributes

Candidates must have:

  • Emotional health, maturity, sensitivity, intellectual ability and good judgment needed to complete all responsibilities associated with the diagnosis and care of patients
  • The ability to tolerate physical, mental and emotional stress associated with training and the profession
  • Qualities of adaptability, flexibility and be able to function in the face of uncertainty
  • A high level of compassion for others, motivation to serve, integrity and a consciousness of social values
  • Sufficient interpersonal skills to interact positively with people from all levels of society, all ethnic backgrounds, and all belief systems
  • The ability to accept criticism and respond by appropriate modification of behavior

In the event an applicant is unable to fulfill these technical standards prior to or any time after admission, with or without reasonable accommodation, the student will not be allowed to enter or progress within the program.

Student Employment

The PA program strongly discourages students from being employed while enrolled and does not make exceptions or alterations to required course work, scheduling or rotation assignments for individual students due to employment.

Employment status while in the program will not be used to excuse absence from scheduled learning activities, justify poor performance, or be considered as a mitigating factor when assessing students’ academic and professional progress.

  • The George Fox MMSc PA program does not permit its students to work (paid or voluntary) for the program.
  • George Fox MMSc PA program students will not substitute for or function as instructional faculty (paid or volunteer).
    • Students with specific prior knowledge, experiences, and skills may assist faculty (provided faculty approval and oversight) and share that knowledge and skill set during didactic and laboratory sessions.
    • Students may not be the primary instructor or instructor of record for any component of the program curriculum.
    • Students may not participate in the primary assessment of other students, except as indicated in the student reflection activities.
  • During supervised clinical experiences, students may not substitute for clinical or administrative staff and must ensure all services provided to patients are directly supervised. Students may not accept compensation for any services provided during supervised clinical experiences unless specifically approved by the Director of Clinical Education (e.g. housing stipend)

Post Selection Requirements

Non-Refundable Deposit

Candidates who accept a seat must pay a $1,000 non-refundable deposit within two weeks of notification of acceptance in order to hold their place in the cohort. Eight hundred ($800) of the deposit will be applied toward first-semester tuition costs.  The other $200 will be applied to your account upon graduation.  Accepted candidates who do not pay the $1,000 deposit within the required time frame (two weeks) forfeit their seat.

Post-Selection Requirements

Once accepted into the George Fox MMSc PA program, the following conditions must be completed by Nov. 30, in order to matriculate into the program. Candidates who fail to complete these requirements by the deadline will relinquish their seat, and it will be offered to an alternate.

These requirements will be coordinated by the admissions team and handled by an outside vender that works with the admissions director. Requirements include:

  • Background Search (estimated at $100 for each occurrence):
    • Criminal Activity
    • Sex Offender Registry
    • National Healthcare Fraud and Abuse
    • Residence History
    • Social Security Alerts
  • Twelve (12) Panel Urine Drug Screen (estimated at $40 for each occurrence)
  • Compliance Verification (estimated at $35 per year)
    • Signed Technical Standards Form
    • Immunization Status Verification
    • Tuberculosis Screening Results
    • CPR Certification
    • Health Insurance Policy (showing current status)
    • Signed Release Form allowing GFU to Provide Preceptors with Status or Results of Immunizations, TB Screening, Drug Screening, and Background Check
  • Mandatory HIPAA and OSHA Certification (estimated at $25)

Student Attrition

 

 

Graduated Classes

Class of 2022

Class of Year

Class of Year

Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA)

20

#

#

Entering class size

20

#

#

Graduates

NA

#

#

* Attrition rate

0

#

#

**Graduation rate

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.

PANCE Results

Students who successfully complete the MMSc PA program will be eligible to become licensed through the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The first cohort will test in the winter of 2022 - 2023. Once results are available, they will summarized below with a direct link to the George Fox official PANCE report. 

Class First Time Takers Program Aggregate National Average
2022 Cohort Published Mid 2023 Published Mid 2023 Published Mid 2023
2023 Cohort Published Mid 2024 Published Mid 2024 Published Mid 2024
2024 Cohort Published Mid 2025 Published Mid 2025 Published Mid 2025
2025 Cohort Published Mid 2026 Published Mid 2026 Published Mid 2026
2026 Cohort Published Mid 2027 Published Mid 2027 Published Mid 2027

Goal Attainment

In addition to its mission, values, and goals, the George Fox MMSc PA program has established graduate goals/benchmarks. Following graduation of the inaugural cohort (and annually thereafter), alumni will be surveyed to determine the program's goal attainment. George Fox will start gathering benchmark goal data in mid-2023. The following benchmarks will be measured.

PANCE Pass Rates (knowledge) When Assessed Desired Result
PANCE: First-Time Pass Rate First Year National Average
PANCE: Cumulative Pass rate Yearly National Average
PA Employment (Service)
George Fox Graduate PAs Employed in Oregon Yearly 41% (Data Based)
George Fox Graduate PAs Employed in Primary Care Practice (family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics) Yearly 36% (Data Based)
George Fox Graduate PAs Employed in Underserved Population or Area Yearly 8% (Data Based)
Leadership/Volunteerism (Compassion; Leadership)
George Fox Graduate PAs Involved in the Community (Search and Rescue, Community Emergency Response Team, Volunteer Fire Department, Free Clinic Volunteer, Health Center Volunteer, &tc.) Yearly 50% (Entry Goal)
George Fox Graduate PAs Serving in Areas Outside Local Community (one developing country medical mission a year) Yearly 50% (Entry Goal)
George Fox Graduate PAs in a Leadership Role in the PA Profession (leadership role in AAPA, NCCPA, State Medical Board, &tc.) Yearly 25% (Entry Goal)

Admissions Counselor

Cristina Schmitt

Cristina Schmitt

Admissions Counselor, School of Medical Science, MMSc PA Program

Admissions Counselor, DBA Program

Schedule Appointment

503-554-6097

cschmitt@georgefox.edu