Please click on the categories below to learn more about the Physician Assistant Academic Program Curriculum, Accreditation, and Graduate Outcomes.
Degree: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)
Program Length: 27 months, full-time
Class Size: 17
Start Date: Mid-June
A large part of the PA professional curriculum is based on the principle of small group, problem-based learning tutorials. Generally six hours a week is devoted to the tutorial. Through this method of learning, the student is exposed to pathophysiology, behavioral medicine and population health. Learn more about Problem-Based Learning here.
SUMMER – 7 credits
FALL – 17 credits
SPRING – 16 credits
SUMMER – 6 credits
FALL – 17 credits
SPRING – 15 credits
SUMMER – 8 credits
Professional curriculum credits 59
Clerkship credits 27
Total semester credits 86
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of New Mexico Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of New Mexico. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Specific questions regarding the program and its plans should be directed to the program director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).