The mission of the physician assistant program is to train qualified, advanced practice physician assistants to practice medicine with competence, professionalism, and compassion driven by academic excellence in scholarship and 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 Rush University Physician Assistant Studies program are:
- 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.
The PA Program is also dedicated to fulfilling the mission, vision, and values of the University, the College, and the University Medical Center.