Physician Assistant

PA class of 2016

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 open.  The application deadline is November 1, 2017.  All materials must be verified by CASPA on or before this November 1 deadline.

2017 PA Information Sessions Announced!

Open to Students Interested in Applying to the Physician Assistant Program

PowerPoint Presentation of PA Program by Benjamin Willett, MPAS, PA-C, Admissions Director, followed by a Question-and-Answer Session
Parking is available at War Memorial Stadium, Ray Winder Field, or Parking Deck #2

Open Faculty Positions

Accreditation Statement

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of Arkansas. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2026. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

PANCE Results

Class# Program 1st Time Takers# Program 1st Time Takers Who PassedProgram 1st Time Taker Pass RateNational 1st Time Taker Pass Rate for Graduation Year# Program Test Takers Who Ultimately Passed PANCE% Program Test Takers Who Ultimately Passed PANCE% National Test Takers Who Ultimately Passed PANCE
Class of 2015
Class of 2016
Available in 2017
Class of 2017

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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