The primary objective of the Physician Assistant Program at Saint Louis University is to prepare professionals who will serve as valued members of the health care team in any setting with physician supervision. Founded in 1971,it was the first program of its type to be established in the Midwest and was among the first 12 programs in the United States. It has graduated over 700 Physician Assistants during more than three decades of continuous operation. The program has maintained a tradition of excellence while earning a solid national reputation as a leader in PA education.
The Saint Louis University Physician Assistant Program has maintained full accreditation since its inception and is currently accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).