PA class of 2016

Information Sessions

The Physician Assistant program is hosting a series of information sessions throughout 2024. Some will be in-person while others will be virtual.

Register to attend today!

The mission of the UAMS PA program is to produce PA graduates who will practice transformative patient-and family-centered care with the highest professional standards in any community by:

  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Collaborating effectively with all members of the health care team
  • Contributing to the PA profession through leadership, education, and service

Program Vision

The UAMS Physician Assistant program will lead the region in innovative physician assistant education, advancement of the profession, and transformative healthcare by embracing cultural humility and inclusivity, intentional patient and professional advocacy, and collaborative service.

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

PANCE Results

The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program can be found here.

UAMS Physician Assistant Program Student Attrition can be found here.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies
College of Health Professions
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street, #772, Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone: 501-686‐7211