Physician Assistant

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The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is a top 25 graduate program in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. You will study within one of the top medical centers in the U.S. And you will have opportunities to participate in clinical rotations in emergency medicine, primary care, trauma, critical care and surgery in over 50 different rotations located within and outside the university. View our NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Summary Report for the program.

Admissions

IconAll applications to the PA Program are made through a centralized application process called CASPA.  Please select this link to learn more about specific UAB Physician Assistant Program admissions requirements and the application process.

Curriculum

CurriculumIcon2The didactic component of the PA program consists of courses in human gross anatomy, medical physiology and pathology. There are medical and surgical courses in clinical medicine, surgical diseases, pharmacology, laboratory medicine, history and physical examination, electrocardiography and simulations laboratories. The clinical year consists of 7 five week core rotations and 2 five week elective rotations. Please check the Graduate Catalog for the current curriculum.

FAQ's

FAQs2 IconThe PA Program will provide information sessions on the following dates:  July 8, 2014 at 4:00 CST in Room SHPB 226, and August 5, 2014 at 4:00 CST in Room SHPB 226. These sessions are open to all interested individuals, and are designed to provide information about the program’s application process, mission, curriculum, costs, and outcomes. A seat may be reserved by calling 205-934-3209 or emailing at askcds@uab.edu. Learn more about UAB PA Program from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Clinical Education Sites

Clinical IconThe didactic year provides relevant theoretical frameworks for patient care necessary to provide excellence in patient care management.  Clinical education reinforces these concepts by providing opportunities to apply knowledge in clinical settings with actual patients.

Students

PA IconThe UAB PA program knows that our students and graduates are the strength of our program. The diversity of our students'  backgrounds and regional diversity enhance the richness of the experience at UAB. Focusing on academics and clinical rotations is only a part of the education experience. Community service, increasing the PA visibility (locally, regionally and nationally), professional involvement and participation in the SAAAPA Challenge Bowl and student organizations are also very important. See what our students and alumni are doing...

Faculty and Staff

FacultyStaff IconOur faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles. UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training.

Program Outcomes

Outcome IconThe UAB PA program faculty has established performance indicators, outcome objectives and goals for the program. The program faculty regularly monitors and evaluates progress towards meeting its stated goals and objectives. Program faculty continually assess student's acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors. Student and graduate surveys are conducted to determine satisfaction with the following: admissions and orientation; student services and resources; policies and procedures; and the didactic and clinical. Goals, Indicators, and Outcomes Report

Program Accreditation

ARC-PA Icon2The Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).
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