Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Program

The core of our PA Program’s mission is aligned with that of the University of Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the College of Health Professions: Achieving and maintaining human health.

First Physician Assistant Class Group Photo


The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.  It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The first cohort of students will graduate in December 2015.  NCCPA PANCE (certification examination) data is not yet available.

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Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program


66 North Pauline, Ste. 116
Memphis TN 38163
Email: paprograminfo@uthsc.edu
Phone: 901-448-8000