The mission of the Physician Assistant Program at University of the Pacific is to provide students with a superior, learner-centered educational experience that will produce compassionate health care professionals committed to life-long learning and leadership in their careers and communities.


Our graduates will be leaders in transforming the delivery of health care.


  • Excellence: producing superior quality work in academics and practice
  • Professionalism: demonstrating integrity and character in all aspects of life
  • Discovery: developing a passion for life-long learning and critical-thinking
  • Humanism: recognizing that every person deserves to be treated with respect and dignity
  • Service: displaying compassion by investing in others