“Ask them how many students began their program last year and how many are currently in it (hint 44 and now about 35) My guess is they had no intention of ever graduating 44 students. Their strategy: screen the best they can, let in more students than they can support, weed out the weaker students, and at the end of the 28 months have the best shot at a 100% PANCE pass rate. Meanwhile, many potential PA careers are destroyed. “
Just a bunch of lies.
Here’s the facts: I’ve done admissions work and interviews for the program. They would love everyone to succeed and do the best they can to make sure that will happen. It’s not to their benefit to have students fail out. They lose their tuition money over the two + years. They develop a bad reputation. They could even risk losing accreditation. Faculty could lose their jobs without enough students enrolled to support the overhead of the program. Programs are not allowed to “accept more students than they support”. They can lose accreditation if they do so. ARC-PA also looks at deceleration and attrition rates, and found the program to be acceptable for full accreditation. Every program will have some students that don’t make it, despite the best intentions of the faculty. Students in PA programs are expected to be adult learners and take control of their own academics. Some students have unrealistic expectations about PA school coming in and realize they can’t handle it. Some are academically dishonest, like the original poster, and are rightfully kicked out.
Time to stop spewing hate.