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Harding University

 

Program Director:  Michael Murphy, MD, Program Director

 

Description:  The Physician Assistant Program is a 28-month graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Physician Assistant Studies.  Graduated its first class in 2007.


As the first PA program in the state of Arkansas, they are very excited about the potential impact of this program on the local community, the people of Arkansas and worldwide mission fields.

The Harding University Physician Assistant Program has had 235 graduates since its inception in 2005. Program graduates are practicing throughout Arkansas and at least 15 other states in a variety of settings that include Primary Care, Urgent and Emergent Care, Orthopedic, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Rheumatology, Surgery specialties, Mental Health, Urology, and Pediatrics. (info from Harding University website)

 

Contact Information:

Office of Admissions

501-279-5642 (phone)

501-279-4811 (fax)

PAprogram@harding.edu

 

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

Program Director:  Patricia Kelly, PhD, PA-C, Program Director

 

Description:  The UAMS Physician Assistant Program is a continuous 28 month, full-time professional program that accepts new students once a year beginning in mid-May and finishing a little over two years later at the end of August. UAMS graduated its first class in 2015.  The Program strives to prepare physician assistants in a broad range of medical knowledge and skills and educate them to provide high-quality and compassionate health care to diverse patient populations with the supervision of a licensed physician.

This is a cohort-based full time program with a lock-step curriculum.  Students must complete all courses each semester and be in good standing to continue to the next semester. The first 13 months of the curriculum consists of an intensive didactic phase and includes classroom, laboratory, seminars, patient simulation, service learning, and clinical patient encounters

The second fifteen months of the program is the clinical phase which comprises 10 core rotations, 2 elective rotations, a Capstone Project, and a Summative Evaluation.  The core rotations include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, OB/GYN, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, Orthopedic Medicine, and Geriatric Medicine.  Clinical Rotations will take place at UAMS and clinical facilities around the state.​​  ​(info from UAMS website)

 

Contact Information:

Office of Admissions

501-686-7211

PAProgram@uams.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Useful Information for PA Students

 

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

www.aapa.org

 

Student Academy of the AAPA (SAAAPA)

http://saaapa.aapa.org/index.htm

 

Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB)

The Arkansas State Medical Board is the body that licenses and regulates all PAs in the state.

1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 340

Little Rock, AR 72201-2936

501-296-1802

 

National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

NCCPA is the only credentialing organization for physician assistants in the United States. NCCPA assures that certified physician assistants meet professional standards of knowledge and skills.

 

12000 Findley Road

Suite 200

Duluth, GA 30097

678-417-8100 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET)

www.nccpa.net

Email address: nccpa@nccpa.net

Fax number: 678-417-8135

 

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