Physician Assistant Studies and Services

  • Mission


    To recruit exemplary individuals from diverse backgrounds and prepare them to provide high quality, compassionate health care.

    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