The mission of the Physician Assistant (PA) program is to engage committed, diverse learners in a student-centered, transformational curriculum that fosters personal growth, builds community, and produces PAs capable of providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare that reflects the principles of medical humanities and service to others.
Values of the Program and Our People
Excellence. The PA Program educates students in the medical knowledge, clinical reasoning and problem-solving abilities, professional behaviors and clinical, technical, and interpersonal skills needed to prepare graduates for practice as part of collaborative medical teams. We strive for excellence in all that we do.
Engagement. We are members of a community that serves others. We encourage reflection on and refinement of interpersonal communication to promote collaborative engagement with others. We foster lifelong learning, patient advocacy, and positive contributions to the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma regions and beyond.
Accountability. We are accountable to ourselves and each other. We treat others with dignity and honesty and honor diversity. We accept ownership in all that we do, demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, and work hard.
Introspection. We seek to develop a deeper understanding of our own perspectives and limitations so that we can have a clear sense of self, value differing perspectives, and collaborate to meet the needs of others.