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Oklahoma State University

Mission and Goals


The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program recruits, educates and mentors a diverse group of students to increase competent and compassionate health care with an emphasis on increasing access to health care in rural and medically underserved areas.  The program places an importance on fostering collegial relationships between MAT students, medical students and physician assistant students early on in their career development to help serve the purpose of providing professional, flexible, team-based health care.


Our vision is to educate physician assistants to become competent clinicians who make a positive impact on their patients as well as their surrounding community.

Program Goals and Outcomes

The goals of the OSU-CHS PA Program are to:



Oklahoma State University has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Oklahoma State University anticipates matriculating its first class in July 2021, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the March 2021 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation – Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when the program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepared for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of student