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Physician Assistant Program

Our program's mission is aligned with that of the University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the College of Medicine: achieving and maintaining human health.

UTHSC Physician Assistant Program, Ranked #46 and the highest ranked PA Program in TN!



Information Sessions

January 9, 2024 5pm CST
February 19, 2024 5pm CST
March 26, 2024 5pm CST
April 17, 2024 5pm CST

CASPA 2024-2025 admission cycle opens April 24, 2024.
UTHSC Application Deadline - September 1, 2023 (Applications must be CASPA verified by this date)

UTHSC Physician Assistant Information Session Sign Up

Mission Statement

The mission of the UTHSC Physician Assistant Program is to prepare a diverse group of highly skilled physician assistants who: 

  • Are dedicated to improving access to health care
  • Provide high quality primary and/or specialty care as part of interprofessional teams
  • Are knowledgeable about all factors that can affect a patient’s health and well-being
  • Are committed to lifelong learning and service to their community

Our Pledge to Students

  • To provide a high quality education, consistent with professional standards and expectations.
  • To provide students the opportunity to become educated with a comprehensive background in primary and specialty care medicine such that they improve access to healthcare.
  • To provide students the opportunity to become educated with a background in research and scholarship such that they will become lifelong learners who contribute to advancing the knowledge of the profession.
  • To model true professionalism as the expression of positive values and ideals as care is being delivered.
Apr 16, 2024