The Central Coast Physician Assistant (CCPA) program educates culturally-humble, diverse physician assistants (PAs) to serve the primary care needs of medically underserved communities.


CCPA program intends to be recognized as the principal source of PAs from historically underrepresented groups providing culturally-humble care to medically underserved communities.​

Program Values

  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Diversity & inclusion
  • Osteopathic philosophy
  • Equity
  • Freedom of expression

Program Goals

  1. Matriculate and graduate a cohort of diverse students from historically underrepresented groups.
  2. Develop graduates with the requisite medical knowledge and skills to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered primary health care.
  3. Prepare graduates with the cultural humility and skills necessary to care for underserved communities.