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Mission and Goals of the Physician Assistant Program

Vision Statement
The vision of the Methodist University Physician Assistant Program is to develop a nationally recognized program founded on high academic standards based on clinically relevant teaching, committed to developing an effective and broad knowledge base, producing graduates that reflect the highest standards of integrity and helping to alleviate the health care needs of our nation.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Methodist University Physician Assistant Program is to establish an environment in which qualified students, recruited nationally, can develop a strong foundation in treating their patients with clinical competence, compassion and respect, while developing both personal and professional integrity.


  1. Ensure full time faculty and adjunct faculty employed are involved in clinical practice and are committed to teaching with clinical relevance as a primary focus.
  2. Maintain a class size that allows for effective teaching, evaluation and continue the high rate of success with PANCE exams.
  3. Incorporate the development of ethics, empathy and respect for patients and colleagues in the lecture format and enhance each student's commitment to personal and professional responsibility to patient care.
  4. Commit resources to use current technologies to effectively convey information.
  5. Develop admission policies to recruit students nationally and identify not only academic excellence but also a commitment to integrity, professionalism and personal growth.
  6. Regularly review student evaluations, clinical site evaluations and program evaluations, to effectively measure clinical competencies and continue to improve compatibility with NCCPA Blue Print and Standards to maintain the established high standards of academic excellence