The mission of the Misericordia University Physician Assistant program is to provide opportunities for exceptional students to acquire the highest quality cognitive education and training experience in an atmosphere of academic excellence. Graduates will achieve their maximum potential as able, caring, compassionate, competent, idealistic professionals. The program's educational environment will promote an ethos of service, responsibility, morals and ethics, a quest for excellence, and an avid desire for self-directed lifelong learning in a spiritually enriched environment, while preparing students to apply evidence-based knowledge.
- Program graduates will exhibit honesty, communication skills, dedication, self-discipline, initiative, resourcefulness, and judgment as collaborating clinical practitioners.
- Program graduates will be dedicated to their patients and communities, showing respect for the dignity, worth, and rights of others.
- Program graduates will serve with integrity, accountability, and trust as leaders in an evolving profession.
- Program graduates will serve as advocates and innovators dedicated to augmenting, complementing, and advancing the quality, accessibility, and transformation of the healthcare system.
- Program graduates will develop skills in scientific inquiry and aspire to diverse roles such as PA education , leadership, and research.
Program Goals for the Master of Science in
Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) curriculum:
Goal 1: Prepare students to be successful health care providers, providing them with the skills to be culturally competent, compassionate, and caring providers of high quality comprehensive medical care.
Goal 3: Prepare graduates to make a significant contribution to the community they serve, advancement of the PA profession, and enhance their own professional development
Goal 4: Prepare graduates for a lifelong career of continuous self-directed learning and self-assessment
Goal 5: To continue to support faculty development through PAEA programs and university workshops in order to maintain and advance teaching excellence.