The mission of the Dominican University Physician Assistant Studies program is to produce graduate level physician assistants to provide highly competent patient-centered and compassionate health care in collaboration with physicians. Our physician assistants will serve as an integral member of an inter-professional healthcare team. Our graduates will demonstrate leadership, service and lifelong learning.
The Dominican University Physician Assistant Studies program will provide an innovative relationship-based curricular teaching and learning model including competency-based educational outcomes that challenge students and faculty to develop a healthcare learning community. Our graduates will transfer their healthcare knowledge to their patients and communities of service and our graduates will enhance the diversity of the PA profession.
- Recruit highly qualified applicants that include under-represented minorities in health care and U.S. Military Veterans.
- Develop, implement, and maintain a program whose focus is to graduate students with the knowledge, technical, and professional skills for embarking on a Physician Assistant practice.
- Prepare and graduate Physician Assistants as generalists with multi-potential medical skills needed in contemporary healthcare practice with a focus on primary care.
- Emphasize the need for faculty, staff and students to become involved in professional and local community engagement activities