1. To provide comprehensive, high quality, patient and
family-centered educational experience for the students.
2. To prepare and graduate students who possess strong medical
knowledge and can clinically apply that knowledge to
3. To train students to exhibit professionalism in the classroom,
on clinical rotations and after graduation.
4. To provide each student with the tools necessary to
academically succeed and graduate from the program.
5. To instill professionalism, integrity, ethics, cultural
awareness, and compassion in students and faculty/ staff.
6. To establish an educational culture that embraces all aspects
of diversity of patients and other health care professionals including
race, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, faith, sexual
orientation and disability.
7. To create an educational atmosphere of inter-professional
collaboration and community involvement within the department, college,
university and community.
8. To emphasize evidence-based medicine, clinical application of
medical knowledge, and strong patient and family communication skills by
students and faculty.
9. To produce physician assistant students who possess the ability
to practice with a supervising physician in any discipline of medicine
and in any health care environment.
10. To produce graduates who will improve the access to healthcare
for the residents of Arkansas by increasing the number of practicing
physician assistants in the state.