Mission and Core Values | Physician Assistant Studies at PCOM
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Mission and Core Values 
Physician Assistant Studies

The program's mission is to educate and mentor highly qualified physician assistants students to become competent, compassionate healthcare providers who embrace cultural diversity, inclusion, and equity, which is supported through scholarly activity and a broad range of clinical practice experiences.


Educational Philosophy

For students to thrive in the field of medicine they must not only develop a substantial fund of knowledge, but they must acquire skills to be life-long learners. It is the goal of PCOM physician assistant program faculty to foster critical thinking and prepare students to develop the problem-solving skills they will need in clinical practice.

Using multiple modalities of instruction, students will actively engage in the material. Through small group work, problem-based learning, and practical application of information, students develop key characteristics of a future health care provider such as teamwork, communication skills and responsibility to other members of the group. The didactic and clinical curriculum of PCOM’s physician assistant program will empower our graduates to be leaders in the health care community, striving for excellence in all academic and professional endeavors while helping to provide health care for those in need.

PCOM PA program students pose for a class photo wearing their white coats.

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