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Arizona Physician Assistant Programs

A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences

Program Director:  Albert R. Simon, DHSc, MEd, PA-C, Professor and Chair

Description:  The Physician Assistant Program is an entry-level, 26 month course of study that leads to a Master of Science degree upon successful completion. The first 14 months of the program consist of courses that develop a strong academic foundation for clinical practice. During the clinical component of the program, students attend clinical rotations in several disciplines of medicine. The Native American Physician Assistant (NAPA) Track is an initiative designed to increase the number of American Indian/Alaskan Native/ Native Hawaiian physician assistants who plan careers to serve in their home communities.ATSU also offers a distance learning Master’s degree option.

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Office of Admissions
866.626.2878 x2237 (toll free)
480.219.6000 (direct dial)


Midwestern University

Program Director:  Kirsten Bonnin, MMS, PA-C, Program Director

Description:  The 27 month professional curriculum leading to the master’s degree is a full-time program that offers students the opportunity to earn a graduate degree and satisfy the eligibility requirements for the PA national certifying examination. The didactic phase of the curriculum is offered at the Glendale (Arizona) Campus associated with the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Pharmacy–Glendale. The second-year clinical program is delivered at affiliated clinical sites and facilities.

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Office of Admissions


Northern Arizona University

Program Director:  Richard Dehn, MPA, PA-C

Description:  Our Master degree program is a collaboration between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine, located in sunny, downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The program length is 24 continuous months, and courses will be taught utilizing resources from the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine and The Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services. The first year of curriculum will consist of courses taught at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, and the second year of curriculum will include supervised clinical rotations located in diverse geographical areas of Arizona, as well as regularly scheduled multi-day meetings at the Phoenix campus. Enrollment for the class matriculating in 2013 will be 25 and then will increase to a class size of 50 students beginning in 2014.

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Additional Useful Information for PA Students

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Student Academy of the AAPA (SAAAPA)

ASAPA Career Center

Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants (ARBoPA)
The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants (ARBoPA) is the body that licenses and regulates all PAs in the state .

9545 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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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)
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Fax number: 678-417-8135