Physician Assistant Studies - PA Program

Welcome to the Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies

Established in 1996, the Physician Assistant Studies PA program at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile, Alabama, is a Master’s Degree physician assistant program and is designed for the student who holds a baccalaureate degree in any field. 

The USA physician assistant program provides the student with comprehensive medical knowledge, skills, and attitudes enabling them to engage in clinical practice, and is designed to prepare the student for a variety of clinical practice settings. The goals and objectives of the PA program are guided by the criteria set forth in the Essentials and Guidelines for an Accredited Educational Program for the Physician Assistant, as established by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Students in the physician assistant program are prepared for PA practice using a variety of learning strategies, including, formal lectures, practical laboratory classes, clinical education and clinical research. Graduates of the physician assistant program develop advanced clinical problem solving skills, in addition to acquiring technical proficiency in areas related to professional practice.

Program Information
Master of Health Science
Length of Program 27 months
Number of students accepted 60
Matriculation Date Annually in mid-May
Class Type On site
Curriculum 121 Credit Hours
Class Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM or as set by preceptor
Grad Perf on Cert Exam

Click to view the most recent Graduate Performance on Certification Exam Results (PANCE) as provided by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).