Professionalism

Maintaining the program’s commitment to professionalism, leadership, and community service.

  • Demonstrated by:
    • Student completion of a community education project
    • Preceptor evaluations of student’s professionalism consistently rated above average*** 
    • Graduate survey response to program fostering behavior enabling a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity, and adherence to legal requirements
      • 99% of graduates agreed **
    • Participation with local community groups and fundraising efforts
      • Our students are proud to participate in the annual Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  For the 2018 Light the Night Walk, the Class of 2020 set a new fundraising record, raising over $36,000. Since 2014, we have successfully fundraised over $112,000 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and we are consistently recognized as one of the top Friends and Family Teams in Manhattan.
      • The Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital PA Program (NYC) recognizes the importance of community outreach and service.  Students and faculty participate in a number of activities, including: collecting and donating items for the Bowery Mission, an oral health outreach to elementary school students, and our March Month of Service.  During the month of March, students and faculty were asked to provide one hour of service to an organization or cause of their choosing.  By the end of March, we provided a total of 152 hours of community service to 23 different organizations and causes.
    • Student representation in state and national professional organizations
      • New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) student board representatives
      • Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Future Educator Fellowship awardees
      • Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA) Pace-Lenox Hill Hospital NYC Chapter
        • yearly participation in Assembly of Representatives at American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Annual Conference
    • Faculty representation in state, national and educational organizations
      • ARC-PA site visitor
      • AAPA Physician Assistant Research Team Initiative
      • PAEA Conference Reviewer
      • AAPA House of Delegates Parliamentarian
      • AAPA House of Delegates
      • AAPA PAC Trustee
      • Clinician Reviews Editorial Board
      • JAAPA Reviewer
      • EXXAT Advisory Board
      • NYSSPA Education Committee
      • APAO Conference Committee
    • Student/Faculty Scholarship

Data obtained from:
*National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
**Program Graduate Survey Responses over the past 3 years
***Program Student Preceptor Evaluations over the past 3 years