Physician Assistant Program Master of Health Science

Physician Assistant Program Master of Health Science

Mission & Goals

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Physician Assistant Program Mission:

The mission of the Charles R. Drew University Physician Assistant program is to support the University Mission and College of Science and Health Mission by preparing 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.

University Mission:

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is a private non-profit student centered University that is committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement.

College of Science & Health Mission:

Provide an integrated program of learning, research, leadership training, and community service in order to prepare graduates to pursue their goals for professional and advanced degrees in health care or biomedicine.

This will be accomplished by discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge in the Life Sciences, and by educating and training undergraduate, graduate, professional, and post-graduate students.

Physician Assistant Program Goals
CDU PA Program


The goals of the CDU PA program are designed to prepare a diverse group of highly qualified, compassionate physician assistants, who distinguish themselves through providing excellence in patient-care as members of the healthcare team.

The goals of the Charles R. Drew University PA program are to:

  1. Prepare students with the knowledge and interpersonal communication skills necessary to practice with professionalism, compassion, and a commitment to patient advocacy within the healthcare system and community.
  2. Prepare students to be providers of culturally competent care for diverse and underserved ­populations, committed to the reduction of healthcare disparities.
  3. Train graduates that apply the concepts of preventative and therapeutic medical nutrition therapy to the comprehensive care of patients.
  4. Prepare students to be practitioners of evidence-based
    medicine, able to meet the growing need for primary care providers in a variety of medical settings.
  5. Provide students with a learning environment that is student-centered, engaging and innovative in its teaching approach, training students to be life-long
    self-directed learners.