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Physician Assistant Studies celebrates 10th anniversary

10 years of excellence

May 2012

by Rosanne Fohn

PAS student examines a patient

1995
School of Health Professions (SHP) begins participating in a collaborative Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program with the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Students receive classroom instruction through the Army and complete clinical rotations through the SHP. They graduate with a certificate of completion from the Army and a bachelorís degree in PAS from the UT Health Science Center.

2000
SHP initiates its own PAS program with 20 students.


2002
First class of physician assistant students graduates from the UT Health Science Center.

2003
SHP launches the three-year masterís program.

2005
Planned gift from Dr. A. David Mangelsdorff establishes the programís first endowment.

2006
First masterís degree class graduates.


2002 First class of physician assistant students
PAS student in Laredo examines a patient

2007
SHP extends the PAS program to the Regional Campus in Laredo through distance learning with a cohort of six students.

2010
First cohort in Laredo graduates.

2011
U.S. News & World Report ranks PAS program 18th in the nation.


2012
SHP streamlined the PAS program to a two-year masterís degree without sacrificing quality, and expands the overall cohort to 40 students; 1,389 potential students compete for 40 slots in the PA program.

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