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Missions, Goals & Objectives

THE THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY MISSION

Thomas Jefferson University is dedicated to the health sciences. We are committed to:

• Educating professionals in a variety of disciplines who will form and lead the integrated healthcare delivery and research teams of tomorrow

• Discovering new knowledge that will define the future of clinical care through investigation from the laboratory to the beside, and into the community

• Setting the standard for quality, compassionate and efficient patient care for our community and for the nation.

• We accomplish our mission in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, our education and clinical care affiliate.

MISSION OF THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

The Jefferson School of Health Professions is committed to educating healthcare professionals of the highest quality and ethical standards for contemporary practice in the global community.

By promoting faculty excellence in teaching, research and service, we prepare caring professionals who are competent in the use of evidence based practice, critical in their thinking, committed to lifelong learning and prepared to be leaders in diverse healthcare settings. In keeping with the mission of the University and the future of healthcare delivery, the Jefferson School of Health Professions is committed to interdisciplinary education and technologies that draw upon the strengths of all disciplines.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM MISSION

The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is congruent with the mission of the University and guides the strategic plan and faculty goals in the Department. The mission of the Thomas Jefferson University Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to utilize the Jefferson model of interprofessional education to educate skilled, compassionate physician assistants prepared to provide leadership through our evolving healthcare system; dedicated to lifelong learning and service to the community.