The mission of the Rush University Physician Assistant Studies Program is to train qualified general and advanced practice physician assistants to practice medicine with competence, professionalism and compassion driven by academic excellence in scholarship, research and a spirit of service to the community.
Physician Assistant Program Vision
The Rush University Physician Assistant Studies Program strives to be a nationally recognized leader in PA education, training highly qualified physician assistants to assume leadership roles in clinical and professional practice.
PA Program Goals
The goals of the program are to:
- Prepare highly qualified physician assistants to take leadership roles in clinical practice, research, and service to the community and to the profession.
- Provide enhanced training opportunities to students in various areas of clinical practice.
- Prepare physician assistants who use best practice methods to plan, develop, and deliver high quality, cost-effective health care services.
- Promote research and scholarly activities as an integral part of effective medical practice.