Program Goals

Maintain a PANCE First time Pass Rate at or above 90%.Barry University PANCE First Time Pass Rate Summary Report (May 5, 2016)
Maintain a 96% or better graduation rate for students entering the Barry University Physician Assistant Program.

In the past 5 years, more than 99% of all matriculants have graduated.

*Failure to graduate may be due to student withdraw or dismissal.

Maintain an accredited Program that ensures graduates will have the requisite knowledge and skills for entry into PA practice.

This goal is achieved by the Barry University Physician Assistant Program being accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

The Program has maintained accreditation since its inception in 1997.

  • 1997 Provisional
  • 1999 Continuing Accreditation
  • 2002 Continuing Accreditation
  • 2007 Continuing Accreditation
  • 2009 Continuing Accreditation
  • 2016 Continuing Accreditation
  • 2026 Next Validation Visit
Provide the opportunity for place bound residents in the US Virgin Islands to receive PA training and prepare graduates to provide high quality primary health care services to medically underserved and culturally diverse populations in the USVI.Since its inception, 8 graduates of the Program, 5 who studied in the islands and 3 who came from mainland campuses, have chosen to work in St. Croix or St. Thomas. Currently, there are approximately 18 licensed physician assistants in the Territory, with approximately 1/3 having graduated from Barry University’s Physician Assistant Program.