Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Mission Statement
Together with its partners, the University will be recognized as an established academic health sciences center serving a diverse nation with excellence and innovation in education of health and biomedical professionals, knowledge creation and scientific discovery focused on prediction and prevention of disease, clinical programs, and community service.
College of Health Professions Mission Statement
To prepare exceptional healthcare professionals for leadership and evidence-based practice within a collaborative delivery model through student-centered programs that offer cutting edge curricula.
College of Health Professions Vision Statement
The College will be recognized as the premier center for health professions education through its outstanding graduates, curricular innovation, scholarly activity and community service.
CHP directs its intellectual resources and expertise to improve the quality and quantity of health care and knowledge through education, health promotion, research, patient care, and community service.
Physician Assistant Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Physician Assistant Program is to educate and prepare competent, compassionate, and ethical physician assistant leaders who, as integral members of the interprofessional healthcare team, will provide quality medical care.
Physician Assistant Program Vision Statement
The vision of the Physician Assistant Program is to be recognized nationally as a leader in the Physician Assistant profession through our outstanding graduates, curricular innovations, scholarly activities, and service to the community.
Civility * Diversity * Excellence * Innovation * Integrity * Scholarship * Teamwork
Guided by our vision and core values, we achieve our mission by:
Providing excellent didactic and clinical medical education to every student:
Indicators of successful achievement of this goal would be the feedback provided by students in annual surveys, their performance on the NCCPA exams, their ability to find excellent employment, and their employer’s assessment of their patient care quality. Using these measures, the program is successfully meeting this goal, and is using a system of continued quality improvement to reach even higher levels of success.
Educating physician assistants to be patient advocates and integral members of the interprofessional team in meeting the healthcare needs of all:
Our students demonstrate their advocacy for patients by participating in a variety of community service learning projects, and often do so as part of interprofessional teams. Seeing these activities continue after graduation shows us that we are meeting our goal of helping to provide healthcare for all.
Promoting scholarly activity as a process of professional self-study and renewal:
The creation of curricular innovations, effective teaching methods, and peer-reviewed research publications demonstrate the department’s commitment to lifelong learning. Student involvement in faculty research is evidence that we are promoting scholarly activity to our future scholars.
Providing and encouraging continuing education for physician assistants at all levels of training and experience:
The department participates in increasing numbers of conferences, symposiums, and continuing education events that involve current students, recent graduates, practicing alumni, and local physician assistants who look to our school to further their education.
Serving our community by meeting its educational and healthcare needs:
The department’s primary community service project provided over 1,000 healthcare visits last year to local residents. We also participate in many different university-led community projects that provide thousands of additional patient visits each year. Our students volunteer as mentors, tutors, and advisors to aspiring healthcare students at all levels of education.
Developing state and national leaders to serve the physician assistant profession:
Our faculty serve in leadership roles in state, national, and even international healthcare organizations. Graduates of the program are prominent faculty members and program directors at other physician assistant programs across the country. An interprofessional course in Leadership teaches students skills that benefit them throughout their careers.