Physician Assistant Program Mission

The mission of the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Mary Baldwin College is to academically and clinically prepare students for the practice of medicine as compassionate, effective, well-qualified physician assistants able to serve in a variety of medical specialty areas and settings under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician. This is accomplished in an environment promoting diversity along with respect for self and others. The Physician Assistant Program is committed to interprofessional education, collaboration and practice. The program’s mission is realized in a dynamic and holistic learning environment dedicated to critical reasoning, engaged learning and scholarship, and innovative teaching with a strong commitment to service, especially for those in underserved or disadvantaged areas. Veritably, the program holds that the primary goal of medical training is service to humanity.