The healthcare needs of West Virginia’s aging and underserved populations continue to climb. One of the state’s solutions to better meet these needs is to produce more qualified health professionals. The PA program will recruit more students to UC, produce more allied health professionals in the area, and strengthen the University and its program offerings. UC needs assistance with the costs associated with the start-up of this new graduate program.
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.
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.
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