Mission and Vision

Master of Science Physician Assistant Program | Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Mount Saint Vincent Master of Science Physician Assistant Program is to prepare and mentor students to deliver high-quality primary and specialty healthcare that is affordable, compassionate, and accessible in collaboration with physicians and other members of the interprofessional healthcare team. The program accomplishes this mission by building upon and prioritizing the Graduate Core Competencies of the physician assistant profession. The curriculum design places emphasis on preparing students to practice within diverse and culturally sensitive communities, while also developing the critical thinking skills vital in today’s expanding healthcare environment.

Master of Science Physician Assistant Program | Vision Statement
The College of Mount Saint Vincent Master of Science Physician Assistant Program strives to educate those individuals who aspire to achieving a higher level of medical knowledge so as to return to their communities and deliver quality medical care to all individuals across a culturally, socioeconomic, and diverse patient population. The program will offer guidance to all students so as to fully develop the professional maturity necessary to achieve the highest levels of excellence and leadership in their professions, while becoming leaders within their communities. Program faculty, through mentorship, scholarship, teaching, enthusiasm, and creative pursuits, will foster a vibrant and exciting educational environment where students will develop the foundational skills necessary to excel in leading meaningful and productive professional careers.

The faculty, administrators, and staff are dedicated to pursuing innovation in pedagogy within academic and clinical programs. The faculty, administrators, and staff will always operate with integrity, following through on our commitments to students, faculty, and staff. All faculty and staff are fully committed to holding ourselves accountable for our decisions and actions. We embody an ethos of respect for, and celebration of, our diversity, creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where every person is encouraged to contribute to the betterment of life freely and respectfully at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.