Based on CDC Guidelines, accepted students must provide proof of the following immunizations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B Series, TB Screening (PPD), Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) and varicella.  An annual PPD and Influenza vaccine will also be required of the student.

The UAMS Physician Assistant Program requires specific immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) screening to safeguard the health of PA students and protect patients and others from being infected with vaccine-preventable diseases or TB.  Immunizations and TB screening must be completed by the student prior to matriculation.

While not required by the PA Program for matriculation, we strongly recommend receiving the COVID vaccine since many clinical rotation sites require proof of COVID vaccination.

The requirements have been established according to the CDC Healthcare Personnel Vaccination Requirements.