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- How UTMB PAS demonstrates student success
- Over the past five years, 98% of our enrolled students have successfully completed the program and graduated.
- The latest survey indicates nearly 20% of our graduates practice in primary care.
- Clinical preceptor reports 100% of our clinical students are well prepared for clerkship in all clinical settings.
- UTMB has graduated 1,946 PA since 1973. UTMB PA alumni hold leadership position as TAPA officers, Texas Medical Board members, ARC-PA site visitors, AAPA officers, Program Directors in Texas and around the country, and have pioneered to the South Pole in the name of research.
- UTMB's full-time PAS faculty have well over 200 years of combined clinical experience. They come from diverse clinical backgrounds in primary care and are respected in their specialty areas including but not limited to underserved population, family practice, internal medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, neurology, doctorate in Pharmacy, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, emergency medicine, global health and research.
- In 2017, Physician Assistant careers were ranked as third best on the U.S. News & World Reports 100 Best Jobs list
At its July 2017 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) placed the University of Texas Medical Branch Physician Assistant program, sponsored by the University of Texas Medical Branch, on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in June 2019.
Probation is a temporary status of accreditation conferred when a program does not meet the standards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.
Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn.
Specific questions regarding the program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).