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Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Physician Assistant Studies is to recruit high quality students to become exemplary physician assistants who will serve the people of Florida and the nation as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.


The School of Physician Assistant Studies will continue to be recognized as a leader in the education of physician assistants.


Excellence—in patient care and education, through the use of the latest technology, evidence-based practices, and life-long learning

Integrity—ethical, fairness, honesty, accountability

Diversity—recognizing and respecting each person’s individuality

Compassion—to all people, through empathy and self-reflection

Service—to our profession, College, University, community, and nation


First-time pass rate of 100% on PANCE

Graduate 100% of entering matriculates

Educate and develop a workforce reflective of the diversity of the nation that is prepared to provide competent care across cultures

Student receive the knowledge necessary to enter practice work environments as a clinical PA upon graduation

Develop life-long learners

Our students and graduates will demonstrate professionalism at all times