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
Clinical rotation sites include primarily Gundersen, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Health System practices in
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.