Mission, Vision, and Goals


To create an environment that fosters compassionate, dynamic, well rounded, professional clinicians who have an interest in rural medicine and clinical research to enrich the medical sciences.


“To be an industry leader in Physician Associate education with our students embodying values of compassion, integrity, and commitment to diversity. The focus of our program will be to educate students on how to deliver interdisciplinary care, practice evidence-based medicine while utilizing technology to its fullest potential”


  1. Improve awareness, health, and service to individuals and communities within rural and underserved regions of Ohio and the United States
  2. Prepare graduates for exceptional performance on the National Certification Examination, reflected in high first-time pass rates
  3. Inspire a passion for clinical research in program graduates.
  4. Strong commitment and engagement with professional health organizations
  5. Prepare our graduates to embody excellent interpersonal communication skills and professionalism

Data will be available after July 2025*