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: Evidence-based medicine courses focus on critical thinking and clinical judgment. 97% of students in the class of 2014 agreed that the program prepared them for evidence-based practice.
  2. Provide an educational environment that is conducive to learning.
    Performance: 97% of students in the class of 2014 agreed that the program learning environment was 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 students in the class of 2014 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: 100% of students in the class of 2014agreed that the program prepared them for patient-centered medical practice.
  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 interprofessional clinical case exercises each year. 100% of students in the class of 2014 agreed that the program adequately prepared them for interprofessional practice.