The Center for Physician Assistant Studies, In support of Albany Medical Center's mission as an academic health sciences center, has a responsibility to educate Physician Assistant students from demographically diverse backgrounds to meet the future primary and specialty health care needs of the region and the country by providing highly skilled, cost-effective, patient-centered care in a variety of settings.
This mission will be advanced through commitment to the values of Quality and Excellence, Collaboration, Confidentiality, Respect and Compassion, Integrity, Responsibility, Diversity, and Community Service.
The Center for Physician Assistant Studies will continue to develop as a nationally recognized leader in Physician Assistant education through innovation and excellence.
The Center will provide the community with a diverse cadre of highly-trained professionals capable of performing in a wide variety of clinical settings.
Graduates will be prepared for and encouraged to provide culturally-competent care in rural and medically underserved areas.
Faculty and graduates will contribute to the profession through scholarly efforts, participation in the profession's legislative and social agenda, and peer review.
Faculty and graduates will contribute to the community by being active in political, social, and educational endeavors that promote the health and well-being of the community.
Quality and Excellence
Respect and Compassion