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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 Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Master in Physician Assistant Studies is to be the leader in Florida’s education and training of diverse physician assistants to improve health care in South Florida.

Values

Our conduct, ideals, and ethics are:

  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Competence
  • Compassion
  • Scholarship

Goals

  • Provide a coordinated and comprehensive physician assistant curriculum to ensure the graduate will possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes appropriate to provide competent and compassionate patient care necessary to enter the healthcare profession.
  • Recruit, mentor, and support a diverse student body.
  • To facilitate and foster the development of the necessary professional, moral, intellectual, and ethical attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs essential to the role of a physician assistant.
  • Provide a creative and supportive environment for student learning that supports community outreach, social accountability and interprofessional care in the underserved population.