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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.
The UF College of Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Affairs will host the first annual PA Day of Giving Feb. 12 to help endow the Wayne D. Bottom Scholarship Fund at the School of Physician Assistant Studies. Interested in giving? Visit drgator.ufl.edu/bottom or call 352-273-7986.
A photo of School of PA Studies director Ralph Rice, DHSc., PA-C, and second-year PA student Jed Galasso was recently featured alongside a news article titled: Providers see good, bad in change to Medicaid managed care.
Graduates of the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies class of 1999 visited Gainesville Nov. 20 to host a panel discussion for first- and second-year PA students.
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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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.
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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.