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The mission of UT’s physician assistant medicine program is to engage in collaborative training to develop competent medical providers from diverse backgrounds who provide quality medical care to their community.


The physician assistant medicine program will provide excellence in medical education, advancing the well being of our community and improving access to health care in the region and beyond.


UT's PA program strives to instill in students the following core values throughout the curriculum and training:

Integrity: Be honest. Do the right things at the right time and place. Focus on the best interests of patients.

Compassion: Be kind. Treat patients, families, learners and each other with kindness and empathy. Connect with patients and families individually and personally to engage them as partners in their care decisions in a culturally competent manner.

Accountability: Be responsible. Be individually and collectively responsible for the work we do and for the outcomes and experience of every patient, every learner, every day.

Excellence: Be the best. Strive to be the best and work continuously to improve performance and exceed expectations.

Collaboration: Be a team player. Work together within the program and in community partnerships in the pursuit of our common mission.

Leadership: Be a role model. Model and expect behavior that contributes to the community through professionalism, leadership and service.