Fast Facts About our PAS Program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Physician Assistant Studies Program is ranked #18 among the graduate level PA programs in the country by US News & World Report, America's Best Graduate Schools, 2011 edition.

 

Physician Assistant Studies 2012-13 Facts

   
Applicants1393
New Admissions/Fall  201230
Total 2012-13 Enrollment  98
Female 74
Male 24
Asian  8
Black 4
Hispanic  37
White 45
Other  4
Total Graduates in 201328
Graduation Rate 93%

 

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Total Admitted

45

Gender

 

Female

25

Male

10

 

Age Range

21-50 yrs

Average Age

29

Median Age

27

 

Science GPA range

3.03 - 4.0

Average SGPA

3.49

 

Overall GPA range

3.0 - 3.98

Average OGPA

3.52

 

Resident Status

 

Out of State

1

Texas residents

44

 

Health Care Experience

80%

Average # Health Care Experience Hours

3603

 

Community Service

100%

Average # Community Service Hours

1308

 

PA Shadow Time

88%

Average # PA Shadow Hours

112

 

Degree Level

 

Bachelor's degree

33

Two Bachelor's degrees

3

Master's degree

9

 

Majors

 

Biology

24

Nutrition

4

Health Science

2

Psychology

2

Anthropology

2

Med Tech/CLS

2

Accounting

1

Biochemistry

1

Biomedical Science

1

History

1

Kinesiology

1

Latin

1

Nuclear Medicine

1

Political Science

1

Sports Medicine

1

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio benefited from special federal legislation in October 1994 allowing the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences' Physician Assistant Studies Program to admit a limited number of civilian students into class vacancies. The intent of the federal legislation was to establish a small demonstration project to determine the feasibility of training civilian students in a military program to help resolve shortages of primary care providers in rural areas of Texas. The purpose was to improve healthcare services to medically underserved areas. Fifty-five students were accepted into this pilot program from 1995 to 1999. Many of them now practice in South Texas. The UT Health Science Center School of Health Professions received approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer a Physician Assistant Studies Program in 2000 and the first class of 20 students was admitted that August. The Coordinating Board subsequently approved a Master's degree program to start in 2003.

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