Mission, Vision, and Values

The mission of the School of Physician Assistant Studies is to educate students to become physician assistants who will serve the people of Florida and the nation as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team in a diverse and ever changing healthcare environment.


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 lifelong 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