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Our Mission

Our mission is to develop physician assistants in the Jesuit tradition who realize their full potential as excellent clinicians and national leaders. We pursue this for ad majorem Dei gloriam, the greater glory of God, and the benefit of the human community.

An ideal graduate of our program is well-rounded, clinically and intellectually competent, committed to professional growth, spiritually centered, compassionate and dedicated to doing justice in generous service to others. Our graduates will be leaders in promoting health, wellness, and preventing disease in diverse healthcare settings and in their communities.

Educational Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Program Responsibilities

The program supports students academically during their physician assistant training in order for them to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Goal 2: Medical Knowledge

Prepare competent PA’s using a rigorous curriculum that provides a strong biomedical sciences knowledge foundation.

Goal 3: Interpersonal & Communication skills

Prepare students to effectively communicate interpersonally in a professional manner.

Goal 4: Patient Care

Prepare patient-focused PA’s who provide high quality care of patients within the scope of their practice.

Goal 5: Professionalism

Prepare our graduates to promote the PA profession through their leadership, ethical practice, scholarship and service.

Goal 6: Practice-based learning

Prepare our graduates to work effectively both independently and with other members of the healthcare team to assess and improve patient care outcomes.

Goal 7: Systems based practice

Prepare our graduates to be advocates for quality patient care, promote safe medical practice, assist patients in dealing with system complexities, and address biases that contribute to health care disparities.

Read how the Marquette PA program demonstrates its success in reaching its Program Goals here

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Contact Marquette's Physician Assistant Program

Email the department

Marquette University Physician Assistant Studies
1700 Building, 1700 W. Wells St.
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881

Phone: (414) 288-5688
FAX: (414) 288-7951