Mission, Vision + Core Values

Mission
The mission of Quinnipiac's physician assistant program is to increase access to quality health care through the education and development of caring, knowledgeable and competent physician assistants who are dedicated to:

  1. Clinical Competence—Developing highly qualified health care providers who demonstrate an investigative and analytic approach to clinical situations and provide care that is effective, safe, high quality and equitable.
  2. Professionalism—Providing care with respect, compassion and integrity with a commitment to excellence and on-going professional development.
  3. Leadership—Working effectively with health care professionals as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional/community group.  Mentoring and developing future leaders within the profession and the community.
  4. Community Outreach—Demonstrating responsibility and accountability to patients, society and the profession through active community involvement and volunteerism.
  5. Cultural Competence—Enhancing sensitivity and developing the ability to function effectively to meet the needs of a diverse patient population.

Vision
To create a PA workforce that provides high-quality, affordable health care that is accessible to all people in all settings by fostering teamwork, critical-thinking skills, high ethical standards, and respect for diverse populations.

Core Values

  • Excellence—A commitment to teaching excellence and championing quality, evidence-based health care in an innovative and supportive learning environment that fosters the student's personal effectiveness.
  • Accountability—Demonstrating responsibility to students, the University, patients, society and the PA profession utilizing a continuous process improvement system.
  • Integrity—Honesty and adherence to the highest standards of professional behavior and ethical conduct.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration—Building respectful partnerships within the University and the community to transform the health care system.
  • Advocacy and Equity—Seeking to eliminate disparities and barriers to effective, quality health care through patient advocacy and advocacy of the PA profession.
  • Intellectual Curiosity—Exhibiting selfreflection, intellectual curiosity and initiative, critical thinking and the enthusiastic pursuit of lifelong learning within a supportive environment that encourages research and scholarly work.

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