laboratoryThe UAB Physician Assistant Studies program was founded in 1967. It is the second oldest PA program in the nation and was established only two years after the birth of the PA profession. The UAB PA program provides intense didactic and clinical experiences in primary care, medicine and surgery. In fact, our program is one of the few PA programs that offers both a cadaveric dissection experience to supplement our anatomy course, and a live pig lab to provide a practical, hands-on experience to strengthen the surgical component of our core curriculum.

Students in the PA program have an opportunity to study within the UAB Hospital system, which is noted to be one of the top medical centers in the U.S. Our students also have opportunities to complete clinical rotations in emergency medicine, primary care, trauma, critical care, and surgery, at clinical sites located within and surrounding the Birmingham area. Graduates of our 27-month program earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree.

View information about the coordinated Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Master in Public Health (MSPAS/MPH) dual degree program.

View our NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Summary Report for the program.

For more information about the Physician Assistant Studies program, call us at 205-975-4237 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 March 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

 

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