Mission, Vision, Values and Goals


We equip PAs with skills they need to promote healthy communities, provide humanitarian aid, respond to disasters, resolve conflicts, communicate effectively and empower teams.


The Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program will be a national leader for healthcare in community, clinical, educational and international settings.

Core Values

  • Inquiry: Prepare for community engagement through critical thinking and analysis
  • Importance: Understand how knowledge and experience develop skills used in the service of humanity
  • Impression: Connect learning to context while overcoming barriers and challenges with the help of others


We seek to advance the master’s level PA in three areas:

  • Clinical practice: Develop PAs with an advanced level of competence and confidence in disaster and global healthcare
  • Leadership development: Equip PAs with advanced skills to become vision-shapers in their local and global healthcare communities
  • Scholarship: Broaden the scope and depth of competence in scholarship to promote self-directed, goal-focused, lifelong scholar-healthcare providers

George Fox University Mission

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.