Mission & Goals

Our Mission
The mission of the Physician Assistant Studies program at JWU is to educate students to become collaborative practitioners with the respect, empathy and trust inherent to patient-centered, humanistic health care.

Maintaining a relationship of trust and caring is central to becoming a health care professional, whether your goal is to stay in Rhode Island to care for Rhode Islanders, or go where a growing career opportunity takes you.

Learn more about the philosophy of humanistic medicine at The Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

The mission of the Physician Assistant Studies program at JWU is to educate students to become collaborative practitioners with the respect, empathy and trust inherent to patient-centered, humanistic health care.

Program Goals
The stated goals of JWU’s Physician Assistant Studies program are as follows:

  • To recruit and matriculate applicants who meet or exceed admission requirements.
  • To offer an integrated didactic curriculum that provides the knowledge, skills and humanistic principles required for the clinical year.
  • To provide experiential education in a variety of clinical environments with diverse populations that foster the development of humanistic and clinical practice skills needed for entry into the workplace.
  • To graduate physician assistants with a collaborative and humanistic approach to patient care who demonstrate professional competency, ethical integrity and lifelong learning.
  • To follow an ongoing program of self-assessment necessary for JWU Physician Assistant Program accreditation that meets and exceeds standards required by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
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