The Mission of the College of Medical Science at AB

Alderson Broaddus University, College of Medical Science

The mission of the Alderson Broaddus University College of Medical Science is to educate students in the medical sciences while preparing them for careers in healthcare, research, and higher education. The College is dedicated to the delivery of health care education, research,  and rural health policy that is responsive and sensitive to the needs of the Appalachian community.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

The mission of the Alderson Broaddus University School of Physician Assistant Studies is to academically and clinically prepare physician assistants who deliver high-quality, patient-centered, primary and specialty care, with physician supervision, to diverse populations.

Why Physician Assistant Studies at AB?

  • Medical Knowledge – Graduates will demonstrate core knowledge about established and evolving biomedical and clinical sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care using an investigatory and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills – Graduates will demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, the patient’s families, physicians, professional associates and the health care system.
  • Patient Care – Graduates will demonstrate care that is effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of wellness.
  • Professionalism – Graduates will demonstrate a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement – Graduates will be able to assess, evaluate and improve their patient care practices.
  • Systems-Based Practice – Graduates will demonstrate awareness of and responsiveness to the larger system of health care to provide patient care that is of optimal value.

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Master of Science in Anatomy

The mission of the Alderson Broaddus University, College of Medical Science, School of Anatomical Science is to foster a continuing level of excellence in teaching anatomical disciplines to professional students in health-related and scientific fields while preparing them with the tools, and scientific knowledge needed to become future anatomical scientists and educators.

Why Anatomy at AB?

  • Receive both didactic and laboratory experience.
  • Gain expertise and knowledge required to teach in undergraduate, graduate, and health science settings.
  • Courses designed to benefit both traditional and non-traditional students.
  • Accelerated 1-year program (only 3 semesters) to receive a master’s degree!


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