Physician Assistant Professional Oath

  • I pledge to perform the following duties with honesty and dedication:
  • I will hold as my primary responsibility the health, safety, welfare, and dignity of all human beings.
  • I will recognize and promote the value of diversity.
  • I will treat equally all persons who seek my care.
  • I will hold in confidence the information shared in the course of practicing medicine.
  • I will assess my personal capabilities and limitations, striving always to improve my medical practice.
  • I will actively seek to expand my knowledge and skills, keeping abreast of advances in medicine.
  • I will work with other members of the health care team to provide compassionate and effective care of patients.
  • I will use my knowledge and experience to contribute to an improved community.
  • I will respect my professional relationship with the physician.
  • I will share and expand knowledge within the profession.

These duties are pledged with sincerity and upon my honor.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies Mission Statement

Develop knowledgeable and caring physician assistants who practice competent patient-centered primary care with a focus on underserved populations.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies Values

The values of the GWU PA Studies Program reflects a commitment to respect, ethical behavior, and integrity in personal and professional service that are established upon the foundation of Christian values and faith, in agreement with the Gardner-Webb University mission.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies Goals

  1. Recruit, admit, and educate highly qualified applicants, without regard to ethnicity, culture, gender, or socioeconomic status, from across the United States, capable of successfully completing the Gardner-Webb University Department of Physician Assistant Studies.
  2. Deliver curriculum that prepares students for entry-level clinical practice.
  3. Cultivate a commitment of service to medically underserved populations.
  4. Encourage the professional development of students and faculty.
  5. Strive to achieve and maintain PANCE pass rates equivalent to or exceeding the national average.

*Outcomes related to each goal can be found on our PA program webpage.