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Physician Assistant Studies

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Mission Statement

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies provides education in medical knowledge and skills needed by individuals to serve effectively as mid-level practitioners 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 research skills. 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 PA program which graduates compassionate practitioners who are valuable members of the healthcare team and who participate in research, publishing, leadership, and professional development.