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UW-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program

UW-Madison PA Program At A Glance


  • Highly regarded full-time, 24-month campus-based professional program
  • Premier alternative 36-month distance education (DE) track; students achieve 80% of PA training in their home communities
  • Approximately 44 students enroll in the PA program each year; 30 campus,10 DE, and 4 wisPACT track
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree


Proven Success

  • Nearly 1000 graduates of the program since its historic beginning in 1975
  • Highly competitive pass rate for 1st time takers on national certification exam
  • Continuous accreditation since 1977 from ARC-PA accrediting agency for PA programs


Virginia Snyder, PhD, PA-C