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UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program

UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program

The UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program

The UW-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program is a nationally respected professional program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).
We are committed to recruiting students from rural, urban,and underserved communities, and training them for future primary care or specialty practice in those communities.

Innovative Training

Our program embraces interprofessional education and development of community partnerships. Dynamic, collaborative training experiences serve to benefit students, communities, the state, and beyond.

We are currently collaborating with UW-Marathon County and other medical providers in northern Wisconsin, including Aspirus, Ministry Health Care, Marshfield Clinic, and Essentia Health, to provide PA training in northern and north central Wisconsin. More information about this can be found in the News and Announcements section of our website.

Prospective Students

We offer a highly-regarded two year campus-based professional program and a premier alternative 36-month distance education (DE) track. Approximately 44 students enroll in the PA program each year (30 Campus,10 DE, and 4 wisPACT).

2 year Campus-Based Option » 3 year Distance Education Option »
  • 1 year of FULL-TIME didactic study
  • 1 year of FULL-TIME community-based clinical instruction
  • 2 years of PART-TIME didactic study
  • 1 year of FULL-TIME community-based clinical instruction

For more information about prerequisites, our curriculum, advising, and how to apply, please visit the prospective students section or contact us.

APPLICATIONS TO THE SECOND MASTER'S COMPLETION DEGREE CLASS NOW BEING ACCEPTED!

If you are a UW Madison PA Program baccalaureate graduate who would like to obtain a master's completion degree through the UW Madison PA Program, please refer to the "Alumni" section for more information.

Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant Program.