Mission, Vision, Values and Goals


The program develops well-informed, resilient and compassionate PAs who provide patient-centered and service-oriented medical care in diverse environments.


The program will transform healthcare through increased access, affordability and equity for the benefit of individuals and communities.

Core Values

  • Compassion: Foster a commitment to Christian values, ethics and integrity in personal and professional service as a PA
  • Service: Emphasize a servant-leadership lifestyle, which prepares graduates to serve in underserved communities domestically and abroad
  • Leadership: Promote professionalism, self-reflection and advocacy for the profession
  • Knowledge: Cultivate high-quality graduates committed to lifelong learning, the application of critical thinking and the analysis of research

Core Goals

The program affirms its core values and vision as essential to fulfilling the program mission statement and is committed to attaining measurable graduate goals to include:

  • The program will prepare graduates to achieve a first-time pass rate that equals or exceeds the national average on the PANCE
  • The program will prepare graduates to serve primary care and/or underserved populations
  • The program will matriculate students and prepare graduates to engage in volunteerism activities and PA profession advocacy

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.