About

Mission Statement

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies provides education in medical knowledge and competencies as needed by individuals to serve effectively as physician assistants with a special focus on meeting the needs of underserved populations. The Department prepares students to be clinicians who achieve professional standards and have enhanced critical thinking, clinical, and scholarly competencies including research. We offer an educational environment of mutual respect, personal growth, and professional advancement.

Vision Statement

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies will become a premier physician assistant program that graduates compassionate practitioners who are valuable members of the healthcare team and who participate in research, publishing, leadership and professional development.