Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant Program Mission 

The mission of the Hofstra Northwell Department of Physician Assistant Studies is committed to the interprofessional development of Physician Assistant leaders who demonstrate clinical excellence, compassion, and the promotion of health to the diverse communities they serve.

Program Vision

The vision of the Hofstra Northwell Department of Physician Assistant Studies aspires to be an innovative global leader in the preparation of the next generation of Physician Assistants.

Program Values

  • Life-long Learning
    The program is committed to promoting the ongoing professional growth and betterment of clinical practice through self-directed learning activities.
  • Innovation
    We facilitate learning with a multimodal approach that is creative, interprofessional, collaborative, and student-centered using the most advanced medical resources and technologies that will provide the student with the tools for life-long learning.
  • Collaboration
    The program is committed to fostering a learning environment where students partner with members of an interprofessional healthcare team to promote excellence in patient-centered care.
  • Compassion
    We embrace a patient-centered, caring, empathetic approach to the delivery of healthcare.
  • Excellence
    We are committed to preparing clinically competent Physician Assistants that excel in their ability to critically think and problem solve in order to provide comprehensive patient care.
  • Leadership
    We inspire our students and faculty to positively influence their professional, institutional, and patient care communities.
  • Diversity
    We instill awareness of and respect for individual cultures by educating our students on the importance of understanding the unique needs of a diverse patient population.
  • Professionalism
    We challenge our students to become exemplary Physician Assistants by exhibiting respect, integrity, honesty and ethical behavior in all circumstances.
  • Scholarship
    We foster an environment that encourages the use of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice. We also promote the student and faculty’s contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge for the betterment of the profession.