The Department of Physician Assistant Studies educates students in a primary care-based curriculum that emphasizes the mastery of knowledge, technical skills, critical thinking, and moral reasoning. King’s Department of PA Studies fosters excellence in teaching and faculty scholarship, and forms highly competent professional healthcare providers committed to patient-centered, compassionate care, and the inherent dignity of every person.


Indicators of Success at Achieving the Program Mission and Goals

In order to meet the program’s mission and goals, the curriculum has been designed with an emphasis on primary care. The King’s College Physician Assistant (PA) Program utilizes the Competencies for the PA Program, the content blueprint for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) accreditation standards for PA education, as a guide for the curriculum content.

  1. Develop and maintain a comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum that will prepare students to successfully pass the PANCE and become competent health care providers
  2. Model an interdisciplinary approach to medicine which utilizes effective oral and written communication between members of the healthcare team and the patient
  3. Develop PAs that utilize a comprehensive approach to health and disease by emphasizing primary care, health maintenance, and disease prevention
  4. Advocate information literacy and the technological competency to be effective healthcare providers
  5. Cultivate moral values, and ethical and professional behavior required for the practice of medicine

Outcomes supporting program goals

Outcome information is available as a PDF download here.