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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

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A double dose of Pizza with a PA

Two UF School of PA Studies alumni host Q&A sessions with first-year students.

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Then and now

Debra Cole, PA-C, MPAS ’01, returns to her alma mater to teach a new generation of physician assistants.

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Celebrating a legacy and a new beginning

Loren Bonenclark, MPAS ’16, followed in her mother's footsteps when she graduated from the UF School of Physician Assistant Studies on June 18.

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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