Program Mission and Goals

Physician Assistant Program

Mission Statement

Campbell University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program provides graduate clinical education in a Christian environment in the tradition of faith, learning, and service. Principles of medical science and professional ethical standards inform the education of our students. The program endeavors to meet the future needs of the PA profession and its role in the healthcare delivery system throughout the continuum of care. The program promotes patient centered, evidence-based medicine preparing students to be competent healthcare providers.

Program Goals & Performance

The goals of the Campbell Physician Assistant Program strive to:

  1. Provide a structured curriculum that prepares students for evidence-based clinical practice.
    Performance: Course sequences are mapped to integrate the curriculum with foundation and capstone courses in evidence-based medicine focusing on critical thinking and clinical judgment.
  2. Provide an educational environment that is conducive to learning.
    Performance: 94% of graduating students surveyed evaluated the program learning environment as highly conducive to meet professional practice standards
  3. Provide students with the medical knowledge and clinical skills to practice with diverse patient populations within a variety of practice settings and clinical disciplines.
    Performance: 95% of graduating students surveyed agreed that the program provides significant clinical training experiences to enable them to effectively practice with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
  4. Promote a patient-centered approach to health and disease by emphasizing primary care.
    Performance: Clinical students train in a many clinics designated as patient-centered medical homes
  5. Prepare students to become members of an interprofessional healthcare team.
    Performance: Campbell PA students train with DO, MD, PHARM.D, PT, MSPH and nursing students. They participate in structured university-wide interdisciplinary clinical case exercises each year.