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

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.

PA_WC2015-7779-s-lead School of PA Studies class of 2016 receives white coats

Students from the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies class of 2016 received their white coats in a ceremony June 5.

11159953_10152790356666720_6288360064378330189_n-lead UF physician assistant graduate named Outstanding Young Alumnus

As the first physician assistant to work fulltime in the ER at UF Health, David Indarawis continues to pave the way for PAs in the College of Medicine.

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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