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Core Values

The faculty and developers of the PA program initiated this charter of core values as a reminder of the honor, courage and commitment we and our students will require in providing health care as professionals.


1. We will be accountable for our professional and personal behavior.

2. We will be mindful of the compassionate, caring and daily responsibility we have to our patients, peers and health care professionals we work with as a team.

3. We will conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner in concert with the AAPA code of ethics in relationships with students, peers, other faculty and other health care professionals.

4. We will be honest and truthful in all our professional dealings within and outside of the department of Physician Assistant Studies.

5. We will make honest recommendations to our administrators and seek honest recommendations from our student and peers.

6. We will encourage new ideas and approaches to learning and faculty development.


1. We will have the courage to meet the intense demands of our profession, our patients and our students.

2. We will make decisions and act in the best interest of our profession, our patients and our students.

3. We will overcome all challenges while adhering to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct.


1. We will foster respect for each other, our students and our peers on a daily basis.

2. We will show concern for the professional, personal and spiritual well-being of our students.

3. We will show respect to all people without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

4. We will continue to strive for positive change, lifelong learning and personal improvement.

5. We will exhibit the highest degree of moral character, professional excellence, quality and competence in all that we do.

Last Updated: 2/23/15