Medical Professionalism is defined as the daily expression of the desire to serve people and society as a whole by providing quality health care to those in need (1). The Core Competencies for PAs states “… it involves prioritizing the interest of those being served above one’s own” which aligns with the principle of servant leadership (2). As stated by Robert Greenleaf the father of servant leadership, “The servant leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first" (3). Servant leadership characterized by the highest ethical standards is a foundational principle for all faculty, staff, and learners of Ithaca College MS-PAS Program.

(1) http://abimfoundation.org/what-we-do/medical-professionalism (01_02_2020)

(2) https://www.aapa.org/career-central/employer-resources/employing-a-pa/c… (06_01_2020)

(3) https://www.greenleaf.org/what-is-servant-leadership/ (01_02_2020)