Vision and Goals


The Union College PA Program will be recognized for its professionalism, clinical relevance, academic excellence, and responsible servanthood, enabling students to joyfully practice in primary care health services oriented to underserved communities.

Discussion of Vision Statement



  • Professionalism    
    Graduates will act in a professional manner, and, by integrating interprofessional education and collaboration, will acknowledge the physician assistant as one member of the health care team. 


  • Clinical Relevance
    Graduates will proficiently perform the more routine duties of personal health care management typically provided by primary care physicians.


  • Academic Excellence
    Graduates will possess competence in a balanced core of knowledge drawn from the fields of medical and behavioral sciences, which enables lifelong learning, critical thinking and effective communication.


  • Responsible Servanthood
    Graduates will render service in the spirit of compassion and self-refraining love demonstrated by Christ in His ministry on earth, recognizing the privilege of serving others regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, marital status, disabilities, or socioeconomic status.

The Union College PA program will accomplish its goals within or in excess of the accepted standards for the education of physician assistants as outlined by the document "Accreditation Standards For Physician Assistant Education," published by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. Our success in meeting these goals is evidenced by the program PANCE pass rates, as well as feedback from graduates and their employers (see PANCE Results).

Discussion of Goals