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.

Recent News

Jacksonville-UF-PA-gathering Jacksonville Gator PAs reunite for alumni reception

More than 20 alumni from the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies living and practicing in the Jacksonville area recently reunited to share stories about their PA experiences and learn about what’s happening at their alma mater.

PA-Cadaver-Ceremony_MCM_1552 Memorial service honors bodies donated to science

Students from the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies class of 2017 held a ceremony Aug. 26 to pay their respects to those who donated their bodies to medical education.

PA-Commencement_JSJ_8JJ6663-s A time to celebrate

The School of PA Studies class of 2015 commencement ceremony on June 20 commemorated the hard work and commitment shown by the school's newest graduates.

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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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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.