About MPAS

Mission

The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Master in Physician Assistant Studies program prepares a diverse, dynamic workforce of competent and compassionate graduate-level health care professionals who are qualified to practice collaboratively in primary care and specialty interprofessional teams, serve their communities, and advance the physician assistant profession.

Vision

The vision of the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Master in Physician Assistant Studies program is to be a leader in the education and training of physician assistants by providing an innovative and equitable academic environment to inspire graduates to achieve our mission, improve health care, and advance the profession.

Values

Our conduct, ideals, and ethics are:

  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Service

Goals

Program Goal #1

Provide a comprehensive physician assistant curriculum to ensure that graduates will possess the clinical knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors appropriate to provide competent and ethical patient care necessary to enter the workforce in the healthcare profession.

Program Goal #2

Recruit and support diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Program Goal #3

Provide a culturally responsive environment for student learning that supports community outreach and promotes interprofessional patient-centered care teams in the underserved population.