PROGRAM MISSION AND VISION
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM - Pleasantville
To educate a diverse student body including veterans in an academically rigorous program, with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and special populations.
The mission of the Pace University, College of Health Professions, and Physician Assistant Studies Program - Pleasantville is to educate veterans and culturally diverse graduate students, providing an academically rigorous learning environment that promotes the intellectual, personal and professional growth of the students. The faculty and staff will imbue these qualities and facilitate the development of a learning community that supports the training of quality physician assistants with attributes including lifelong learning, service orientation and an emphasis on primary care. The faculty, staff and students will demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and understanding to function in diverse communities, populations and settings, and to treat all patients with dignity, respect and compassion.
To foster a quality academic environment where students and faculty are stimulated to excel by an educational process that provides our post-graduate learners with the necessary academic, clinical, professional, interpersonal and technical skills to function competently, confidently, compassionately and efficiently as culturally sensitive primary care medical providers.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 in an effort to showcase and expand health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing, the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Department, and the Department of Health Studies (which includes the Communication Sciences and Disorders program along with the Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Additional programs in Health Studies are currently in development).
The College is recognized for its innovative leadership in education, practice, scholarship, and service to improve health and the health professions.
The College’s mission is to educate and challenge diverse students for the health professions to be leaders, innovators and lifelong learners who will positively impact local, national, and global health.
THE CORE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
- Commitment to quality care
- Cultural competence
- Interprofessional Collaboration