Physician Assistant Studies and Services

  • Mission


    To recruit exemplary individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences and to equip them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide high quality, compassionate health care to diverse patient populations.

    To achieve our mission, the PA Program strives to...

    • Provide our students with a broad based interprofessional medical education that will enable them to adapt to the changing health care environment with a focus on evidence-based practice
    • Prepare and encourage graduates to practice in rural communities and other underserved settings
    • Educate students in a collaborative team model that promotes critical thinking and medical problem solving skills
    • Continue our tradition of excellence in preparing students to successfully complete the national certification examination and to perform among the top programs in the country
    • Develop faculty and staff members with a commitment to excellence in teaching, service and scholarship