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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

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: http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/97d3791681a043a6811fb48b4267a9a31d 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. http://news.medinfo.ufl.edu/articles/lead-story/gator-pa-students-reach-significant-milestone/ Here is the link to the  Class of 2014 graduation ceremony: http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/41a94dd42cf3438fb426bc44525b2e181d 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! http://news.medinfo.ufl.edu/articles/lead-story/for-second-year-pas-learning-is-just-beginning/

PA Students Support 2014 Blueberry Migrant Health Fair

PA Students Support 2014 Blueberry Migrant Health Fair

Earlier this month, members of the first and second year UF PA classes volunteered alongside UF medical and pharmacy students, the Multi-County Migrant Education Program, the Rural Women’s Health Project, […]

Class of 2015 Becomes Visting Chefs

Class of 2015 Becomes Visting Chefs

As part of our monthly volunteer service series, the Class of 2015 recently became “visiting chefs” at the Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida in Gainesville. This organization helps house […]

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.

Vision

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

Values

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

Goals

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