The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program makes it possible for individuals who want to pursue a rewarding health care career in the greater Laredo area to become physician assistants without relocating.

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Why UT Health San Antonio School of Health Professions?

  • Nationally ranked program (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 100% of program graduates taking the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) in the past five years have passed
  • Learn from diverse, talented, expert faculty — based in Laredo and San Antonio — with a passion for the profession and teaching 
  • Interprofessional education opportunities prepare students to be an effective part of the health care team

Physician Assistant Studies Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

What's a Physician Assistant?

Physician assistants are important members of the health care team. They care for patients, under the supervision of a physician, in a range of medical settings and specialties. 

Learn more about the PA profession

Program at a Glance

The Physician Assistant Studies program begins in May and runs continuously for 30 months, with 14 months of academic lectures followed by 16 months of clinical rotations at sites throughout Texas.


Samantha Gonzalez
Samantha Gonzalez

Physician Assistant in the News

Science has always interested Samantha Gonzalez, who thought she’d one day go to medical school. But after learning about what physician assistants do, she was intrigued by the versatility of the profession. Gonzalez, who earned a bachelor’s in biology from Texas A&M International University and a master’s in medical laboratory sciences from UT Health San Antonio, is in her second year of the School of Health Professions’ Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at The University of Texas Education and Research Center at Laredo.

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