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Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
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  • Curriculum

    The UW-L - Gundersen - Mayo PA Program offers a graduate level Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  The program's first graduate students matriculated in June of 2004.  The MS PAS curriculum is 24 months in length consisting of a 12-month Preclinical Year and a 12-month Clinical Year that includes 44 weeks of clinical rotations.

    The program accepts and enrolls only one class each year with students beginning the program during the summer.  The summer session traditionally begins the day after Memorial Day.  We do not accept students for fall or spring enrollment.

    The program does not offer a part-time curricular option nor online courses.  Our curriculum is tightly sequenced and is only available on a full-time basis.  Rarely, a student admitted on full-time basis will develop extenuating circumstances that do not allow them to succeed as a full-time student.  Such students may request extension of the didactic curriculum from one to two years, which will be considered by program administration.  This option is, however, not available as an initial enrollment option for new students.  The clinical phase curriculum is only available on a full-time basis.  Thus, all students should plan on completing the program on a full-time basis.