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.

The application cycle for the Physician Assistant Program is now CLOSED.  The application deadline was November 1, 2015.

Information Session
Date: TBD
Time:  TBD
Place:  TBD
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

Accreditation Provisional Statement

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

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

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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