Class of 2016 Graduation

The Class of 2016 graduated on June 18, 2016. 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 will host the White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2018 on Friday, May 26, 2017. The ceremony will be held in the HPNP Auditorium with a […]

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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 student Heather Nations takes health care by the horns

Cancer survivor is this year’s recipient of the B. Dianne Farb Health Care Scholarship.

UF PA students Olatunde Oshikoya, Jessica Buchko and Kyle Proffitt with trophy

UF PA students win FAPA Challenge Bowl

PA students brought home a trophy for their win at the FAPA Challenge Bowl in February.

Graduating PA student inspires service among classmates

Hollie Rudolph, MPAS ’16, took her role as community service chair for the UF physician assistant class of 2016 very seriously. Her commitment to serving others helped earn the class national recognition.

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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