Mission, Vision, and Goals


The Union College PA Program prepares students from diverse backgrounds for excellence in the PA profession, developing their God-given abilities in harmony with the highest physical, mental, social and spiritual ideals.  


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



For detailed information on the PA Program’s success in meeting program goals, see here.     

Graduates will act in a professional manner, and, by integrating interprofessional education and collaboration, will acknowledge the PA 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 PAs, 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