Class of 2017 Graduation

The Class of 2017 graduated on June 17, 2017. The ceremony was held at the University Auditorium on the University of Florida campus. Family, friends, faculty and staff attended to celebrate […]

Class of 2018 White Coat Ceremony

The School of Physician Assistant Studies hosted the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2018 on Friday, May 26, 2017. The ceremony was held in the HPNP Auditorium with a reception […]

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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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Recent News

PA school director leaves mark on UF

PA school director leaves mark on UF

Dr. Ralph Rice retires after dedicated years of service to UF, students and patients

Embarking on bright futures

Embarking on bright futures

The UF School of Physician Assistant Studies graduates 59 students

Marking a milestone

Marking a milestone

UF School of Physician Assistant Studies students receive white coats, embark on clinical education

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 educate students to become Physician Assistants that will serve the people of Florida and the nation as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team in a diverse and ever changing healthcare environment.

The vision statement, values and goals can be found here.