The mission of the Touro College Physician Assistant Programs is to educate capable students to meet the challenges of providing health care services under the supervision of a licensed physician. The programs also strive to excel in the education and training of physician assistants who will serve the health care needs of the community with competence, compassion, and dedication. The program curriculum is designed to educate its graduates to function as traditionally-trained primary care providers who are able to provide care to patients in any number of specialties in hospital-based and private office settings, and to prepare graduates with the requisite medical knowledge to pass the national certifying examination. The curriculum is also formulated to sensitize the student to diverse patient populations and the impact of socioeconomic factors on health care and its availability.
The Manhattan Campus PA Program offers non-traditional scheduling of classes. This has enabled the program to broaden access to PA education to persons who prefer a non-traditional schedule format because of family commitments or the need to work part-time to finance their education.