Distance education physician assistant programs
Students completing the UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program receive a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree designed to train generalist practitioners with the capacity for specialty practice.
The curriculum is built upon the foundation of competency-based training and practice. The PA profession ensures that programs provide educational experiences for physician assistants to acquire and demonstrate competencies in the areas of medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning, and systems-based practice.
The Physician Assistant Program curriculum integrates these competencies throughout the students’ physician assistant training to provide a strong foundation, fostering scientific inquiry, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, cultural competency, and integrative learning. Principles of lifelong learning and professionalism encourage growth and enhance graduates in meeting future needs of patients and the medical profession.
Choose a Track That’s Right For You
We offer five unique curricular tracks:
What Our Students Say
The remarkable thing about this program is that it goes beyond just teaching the science of medicine. We are learning about everything from how to effectively interact with patients to methods of improving health at a population level. I feel confident that these lessons are giving us the tools to help improve the lives of our patients and make a difference in our communities.