Physician Assistant


The mission of the UAMS Physician Assistant Program is to educate students who will practice patient-centered medicine while embracing cultural diversity, ethical integrity, professionalism and collaboration with other members of the health care team.  The program fosters lifelong learning through emphasis on critical thinking, clinical application of knowledge and evidence-based medicine.  Through innovative educational practices, the students will be prepared to enter into any discipline of medicine with the ability to serve any community and contribute to the profession through leadership, education, and service.

Information Session
Date: TBA
Time:  TBA
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Open to Students Interested in Applying to the Physician Assistant Program
For more information, call 501-686-7211
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PowerPoint Presentation of PA Program by Program Director, Dr. Patricia J Kelly followed by a Question-and-Answer Session

ARC-PA Status

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program.

For further questions regarding the accreditation process, please contact the program or the Accreditation Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30097. Telephone: (770) 476-1224.

PANCE Results
The Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) will be taken by the first cohort of physician assistant students in the fall of 2015.  Class average of the PANCE scores for this graduating class will be posted here.

Please click on the About Arkansas logo below to find more information about the Physician Assistant profession and education in Arkansas.


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