Apr 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University Bulletin

Physician Assistant Studies

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Our Mission 

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.

Our Vision 

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.

Our Goals

  1. Recruit highly qualified applicants that include under-represented minorities in health care and U.S. Military Veterans.
  2. 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.
  3. Prepare and graduate Physician Assistants as generalists with multi-potential medical skills needed in contemporary healthcare practice with a focus on primary care.
  4. Emphasize the need for faculty, staff and students to become involved in professional and local community engagement activities



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