Mission, Vision, Values and Goals

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida State University, School of Physician Assistant Practice is to educate and prepare physician assistants to practice patient-centered healthcare in any clinical setting and to be responsive to community needs, especially through service to elder, rural, minority and underserved populations throughout the state of Florida.

Vision Statement

The Florida State University, School of Physician Assistant Practice will be a national leader in PA education preparing highly skilled, compassionate PAs to practice the highest quality 21st Century patient-centered care.

Program Core Values

Core values exist for all of those affiliated with the School of Physician Assistant Practice at Florida State University. They are more than minimum standards and are designed to inspire us to do our very best at all times in the classroom, in our personal lives and as we engage in the practice of clinical medicine. As faculty, staff and students, it is important we understand them, use them and encourage others to do the same.

  • Integrity: We strive to always do the right thing (even when no one is looking) and act in ways that do not discredit ourselves, our program or profession.
  • Accountability: We stand on the results of our own merit.
  • Excellence: We pursue excellence in every aspect of our personal and professional lives.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: We practice curiosity, initiative, critical thinking and self-reflection in our personal and professional lives.
  • Openness: We encourage the free flow of information and seek feedback from all directions.
  • Respect: We respect everyone. No exceptions.
  • Service: We serve to make the lives of others better.
  • Advocacy: We seek to eliminate barriers to quality healthcare and advocate for our patients, our team and our profession.

Program Goals

  • Goal 1: Recruit and matriculate a student body that advances the mission of the program.
  • Goal 2: Educate PAs who intend to care for underserved populations.
  • Goal 3: Achieve first time PANCE pass rates at or above the national mean.
  • Goal 4: Graduate PAs who feel adequately prepared to enter clinical practice.

Program goals outcomes and results can be found here:  https://med.fsu.edu/pa/goals-and-outcomes