Physician Assistant Graduate Mission

The mission of the Graduate Professional Physician Assistant program is to provide a comprehensive curriculum that educates students to become skilled providers of evidence-based medicine that encompasses ethical principles, socioeconomic sensitivities, and cultural awareness.  The program fosters an atmosphere that encourages students to cultivate knowledge, skills, and abilities to distinguish themselves as innovative leaders in the profession and effective members of a healthcare team.


The University of the Sciences Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program will offer a broad-based curriculum that will prepare students for the certifying examination while reinforcing the importance of primary care, geriatrics, and providing care to medically underserved populations.

Our students will:

  • Embrace the value of the health care team;
  • Engage in evidence-based, life-long learning, and scholarly activity;
  • Participate in community and professional service which incorporates cultural and ethical sensitivities; and
  • Maintain the highest standards of wellness for patients, community, and self.

Accreditation Provisional Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of the Sciences.  

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.