The Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) at the University of Utah School of Medicine is one of the oldest PA programs in the country, and has held continued accreditation since 1971. Located within the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, the program is co-sponsored by the Utah Medical Association. UPAP is committed to training PAs who will be prepared to meet the challenges of providing high quality care to patients in medically underserved and rural communities, and the program has refined its curriculum and format to provide the best combination of didactic and clinical training to accomplish this mission.
The Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) Physician Assistant (PA) Program will educate outstanding clinicians, equipped to handle the challenges of practicing medicine in a multifaceted and complex health care system. Our program will emphasize a holistic patient-centered care approach, educating students not only in the foundational domains of medical knowledge and patient care, but also to:
- approach complex health problems through sound clinical reasoning, with sensitivity for the unique situation and concerns of each individual patient,
- leverage the powers of information technology and collaborative networking to make thoughtful, evidence-based decisions at the point-of-care,
- master the art of connecting with patients of diverse characteristics and backgrounds, and
- serve as ethical professionals who stand as examples and leaders in their communities and amongst their colleagues.