Mission, Vision, Values and Goals


The Program seeks to educate and prepare future Physician Assistants (PAs) to become equitable, spiritually minded, compassionate health care leaders with an emphasis on team-based healthcare delivery, collaboration, human diversity, and patient-centered care


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.