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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

2014 PA Graduate Heather Dempsey’s New Role at UF

2014 PA Graduate Heather Dempsey’s New Role at UF

2014 School of PA Studies graduate Heather Dempsey featured on UF College of Medicine alumni website for her new role at OrthoCare's Clinic Daytime Clinic.

UF Physician Assistant Student Awarded James W. Kynes Scholarship

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 Griffin Stadium at the UF vs. South Carolina game on Nov. 15.


UF PA Graduate featured in AAPA Spotlight Story

Brittany Whitman, UF PA Class of 2013, was featured in a Pensacola News Journal news article which was featured in an AAPA spotlight story.

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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