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The School of Physician Assistant Studies will be offering information sessions for interested applicants throughout the Spring semester. If you have questions or are considering applying to our school, the information sessions are a great starting point!

Performing surgery About Physician Assistants

Physician assistants are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions.

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Recent News

2014 PA Graduate Heather Dempsey’s New Role at UF

Please follow this link to see a wonderful feature article written about 2014 School of PA Studies Graduate Heather Dempsey and her new role at OrthoCare’s Clinic Daytime Clinic: http://alumni.med.ufl.edu/2015/02/05/pa-alumna-gets-big-break-leading-orthopaedics-clinic/

UF Physician Assistant Student Awarded James W. Kynes Scholarship

Graduate student Stephanie Brombacher, a second year physician assistant student at the University of Florida, was one of five students awarded a James W. Kynes scholarship in Ben Hill […]

UF PA Graduate featured in AAPA Spotlight Story

Brittany Whitman, UF PA Class of 2013, is featured in a news article in the Pensacola News Journal which was featured in an AAPA spotlight story. In this article,  Brittany discusses balancing […]

GUAG_Header (2) Get Up and Give, October 13-17!

Even if you can’t make it to Gainesville for Homecoming, you can still be part of UF’s newest tradition: Get Up and Give! All week, you can visit GetUpAndGive.ufl.edu/PAto show […]

PA Student Kristen McCutcheon Joins College of Medicine Trip to Equador

Please follow this link to an article in the latest issue of Florida Physician magazine about one of our current clinical students, Kristen McCutcheon: http://floridaphysician.med.ufl.edu/2014/07/college-news/pa-corner%e2%80%82%e2%80%82first-physician-assistant-student-joins-uf-trip-to-ecuador/

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Accreditation Statement

The Accreditation  Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant  (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the School of PA Studies sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA  Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The appropriate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be June 2017. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Mission  |  Vision  |  Values  |  Goals

The mission of the School of Physician Assistant Studies is to recruit high quality students to become exemplary physician assistants who will serve the people of Florida and the nation as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

The vision statement, values and goals can be found here.