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Mission, Vision, Goals

Physician Assistant Program Mission

The mission of the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program is to prepare competent physician assistants who value and provide comprehensive, patient-centered, culturally sensitive primary care, and are committed to lifelong-learning, professional growth, community health, and caring for underserved populations.

Physician Assistant Program Vision

Our vision is to foster a culture of learning by employing innovative educational strategies and a team-based approach within a supportive environment and to provide an application-based curriculum centered on critical principles of health and disease.

Physician Assistant Program Goals

Our goals are to prepare physician assistants:

  • Who practice primary care medicine
  • Who are committed to the medically underserved 
  • Who actively participate as members of their community
  • Who assume leadership roles within the profession
  • Who support and sustain the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program 

Contact Information

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Physician Assistant Program 
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE
Riggleman Hall #130
Charleston, WV 25304
Fax: 304-357-4932

Admissions Inquiries 
Pam Carden, MA
Admissions Coordinator
304-357-4968
pamcarden@ucwv.edu 

General Inquiries 
Lori Thornton
Administrative Assistant
304-357-4710
lorithornton@ucwv.edu 

Fast Track Application (UC students ONLY) 

CASPA 

UC's CASPA GRE Code is: 8830  

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