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Mission, Vision, Goals & Values


The Emory Physician Assistant Program recruits, educates and mentors a diverse group of students to become highly regarded, sought after physician assistants providing compassionate health care of the highest quality.


The program emphasizes evidence-based primary care and preventive medicine, the provision of health care to the medically underserved and utilization of information technology to achieve these goals. The Program promotes team care, patient advocacy and the delivery of primary health care for all patients. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles, support research, to practice clinically in a wide variety of primary care and specialty settings and to engage in life-long learning.


The PA program faculty values the highest standards of professionalism and seeks to prepare graduates to be strong supporters of team based practice, flexible in meeting the challenges of a changing health care environment and role models for the profession.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The goals of the Emory PA program are to:

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1.  Support students’ journey to become well prepared, certified PAs by providing high-quality, evidence-based curriculum and diverse clinical training opportunities.

2.  Recruit, mentor, and support a diverse student body.

3.  Promote opportunities for community engaged learning, service, and outreach to underserved populations.

4.  Prepare students to take on leadership positions in the PA Profession.

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