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Mission Statement 

The mission of the Rush University PA Program is to educate advanced practice PAs to practice medicine with competence, professionalism and compassion driven by academic excellence and a spirit of service to the community.
Physician Assistant Program Vision
The Rush University PA Program strives to be a nationally recognized leader in educating advanced practice PAs to assume leadership roles in clinical and professional practice.
PA Program Goals

The goals of the Rush University Physician Assistant program are:

  • Prepare highly qualified PAs to take leadership roles in clinical practice, collaborative patient-centered care, and service to the community and to the profession.
  • Provide enhanced training opportunities to students in various areas of clinical practice.
  • Prepare PAs who use best practice methods to plan, develop, and deliver high quality, cost-effective health care services.
  • Promote evidence-based practice as an integral part of effective medical practice.
  • Provide a learning environment which is committed to promoting diversity and cultural humility.

The PA Program is also dedicated to fulfilling the mission, vision, and values of the College of Health Sciences and Rush University Medical Center.

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