PA Program Mission and Goals

The mission of the Charles R. Drew University Physician Assistant program is to prepare a diverse group of uniquely qualified physician assistants who provide excellent medical care with compassion while addressing health disparities, seeking social justice and improving the health of medically underserved communities.

Read our goals below, and click here to see how we meet out goals. 

Goal 1: Promote diversity and inclusion in the PA profession.

Goal 2: Prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level PA practice.

Goal 3: Prepare students who will apply the principles of community engagement, cultural sensitivity and health equity.

Goal 4: Prepare students who will practice medicine in medically underserved shortage areas.

Goal 5: Engage students, faculty and staff in active and on-going professional leadership, advocacy, research, and scholarly activities.