MSPAS Mission and Goals

The Physician Assistant Studies Program trains a new generation of qualified and dedicated advanced practice professionals with a focus on providing safe, patient-centered care to underserved populations in metropolitan and rural settings.


  1. Recruit and matriculate a highly qualified, diverse student population who exemplify the mission of the program.
  2. Support student progress through the program to maintain a graduation rate above the national average.
  3. Produce professionals for entry-level practice who possess the PA profession competencies including knowledge, interpersonal, clinical and technical skills, professional behaviors, and clinical reasoning and problem solving abilities.
  4. Provide all students with at least one clinical experience with an underserved population in a metropolitan or rural setting.
  5. Connect graduates with meaningful employment opportunities to provide quality healthcare to underserved populations in a metropolitan or rural setting.

PANCE Performance

Franklin College will publish first-time PANCE pass rates of its graduates in a timely manner following graduation of our first cohort in 2021.