Physician Assistant Studies Mission & Values

Our Mission

To develop and graduate academically and clinically exceptional physician assistants.


Our Philosophy

During enrollment, emphasis is placed on the professional role of the physician assistant (PA) student as well as academic success in the program. Our students are expected to demonstrate principles of integrity and honesty.

Further emphasis is placed on our program's training to educate and prepare qualified physician assistants from diverse backgrounds to practice and improve the delivery of primary care medicine predominantly in rural and underserved communities.

It is our program's intent to instill the necessity to develop an inquisitive and self-structured approach to lifelong learning.

To achieve this mission, the program enforces policies and regulations stated in the SHP Bulletin and the UTMB Catalog. Additional policies and regulations established by the program are based on educational and clinical structures and the practical limitations of the program. It is essential that each student understand the regulations, their enforcement, and their rationale prior to beginning the Physician Assistant Studies program.

 PAS Academic Calendar

Download the 2018-19 calendar in Word format.

Download the 2019-20 calendar in Word format.