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PA Eric Garland doing neurological examThe University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, in partnership with the Gundersen Medical Foundation of La Crosse and the Mayo School of Health Science of Rochester, Minnesota, established this physician assistant educational program in 1995. The program's initial Bachelor of
Science program enrolled eight classes that have completed courses at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, at Gundersen in La Crosse, and at the Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, Minnesota. Most graduates are now employed in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.


In June of 2004 the program enrolled its first class in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program.  Students take classes on the campuses of all three partner institutions. Program instructors include renowned clinicians and scientists, along with dedicated UW-L PA program faculty.  Clinical rotation sites include primarily Gundersen, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Health System practices in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.