Fast Facts About our PAS Program
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.
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 2011-12 Facts
|New Admissions/Fall 2011||30|
|Total 2011-12 Enrollment||87|
|Total Graduates in 2012||28|