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Arizona Physician Assistant Programs
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.
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.
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.
Additional Useful Information for PA Students
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Student Academy of the AAPA (SAAAPA)
Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants (ARBoPA)
National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)