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Physician Assistant Studies celebrates 10th anniversary

10 years of excellence

May 2012

by Rosanne Fohn

PAS student examines a patient

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.

SHP initiates its own PAS program with 20 students.

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

SHP launches the three-year masterís program.

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

First masterís degree class graduates.

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

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

First cohort in Laredo graduates.

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

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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