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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.

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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 show […]

PA Student Kristen McCutcheon Joins College of Medicine Trip to Equador

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:

PA Class of 2015 White Coat Ceremony

Please follow this link to see the video for the recent White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2015: Congratuations to our students, and best wishes to our students who now […]

PA Class of 2014 Graduation

PLease follow this link for an article about the PA Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony. Here is the link to the  Class of 2014 graduation ceremony: Congratulations and best […]

‘Learning is Just Beginning’ for Second Year PA Students

Please follow the link below for an article about the recent White Coat Ceremony held for the Class of 2015. Congratulations!

National Certifying Exam Pass Rate

National Certifying Exam Pass Rate

Mission Statement

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 School of Physician Assistant Studies will continue to be recognized as a leader in the education of physician assistants.


Excellence—in patient care and education, through the use of the latest technology, evidence-based practices, and life-long learning

Integrity—ethical, fairness, honesty, accountability

Diversity—recognizing and respecting each person’s individuality

Compassion—to all people, through empathy and self-reflection

Service—to our profession, College, University, community, and nation


First-time pass rate of 100% on PANCE

Graduate 100% of entering matriculates

Educate and develop a workforce reflective of the diversity of the nation that is prepared to provide competent care across cultures

Student receive the knowledge necessary to enter practice work environments as a clinical PA upon graduation

Develop life-long learners

Our students and graduates will demonstrate professionalism at all times