The University of Toledo's Physician Assistant (PA) Program is a twenty-seven month graduate level program leading to a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Physician Assistant concentration. It was the first graduate level PA Program in the State of Ohio.
Physician Assistants (PAs) are health professionals, prepared to practice medicine with physician supervision. Within the physician/PA relationship, Physician Assistants exercise autonomy in decision-making and provide a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The role of the Physician Assistant includes provision of primary and specialty care in medical and surgical practices located in rural, urban or suburban areas. Physician Assistant practice is patient care centered but may include education, research and administration duties. The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the national organization that represents graduate PAs. The Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA) serves the interests of student Physician Assistants. The UT PA Program is a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), which is the national organization representing Physician Assistant education.
Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc. (ARC-PA); The Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)