To develop and graduate academically and clinically exceptional physician assistants.
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.