Mission & Goals

The mission of the EVMS Physician Assistant Program is to prepare students to provide health care in a broad range of medical settings by training them in the medical arts and sciences in an inclusive, multi-cultural environment dedicated to the delivery of patient centered care, while fostering a strong commitment to clinical and community partnerships.


The goals of the PA Program are to prepare graduates:

  • To provide quality health care to diverse patient populations in a variety of settings, spanning a range of acute and chronic medical and surgical conditions
  • For service as capable leaders in clinical, research, and community service environments


Accomplishment of our goals will serve the:

  • Student, by fostering personal and professional discovery and development with the skills to become life-long learners
  • Patient, through student preparation to provide competent patient-centered primary and specialty care
  • Institution, by contributing to a seamless learning environment which fosters the development of competent and compassionate healthcare professionals
  • Community, by graduating professionals who understand the importance of community service, forging community alliances, and having an understanding of culturally appropriate care