UWF Physician Assistant Pipeline Program (PAPP)

The Physician Assistant Pipeline Program is a mission-based program. The goal is to recruit and train qualified Florida panhandle students to become physician assistants who will care for elderly, rural, minority, and underserved populations in Florida.


Physician Assistant Panel Session

Mark your calendars! Join us on the 28th to learn more about the UWF/FSU PA program. Local PAs will be participating in the panel describing their jobs and answering questions about the profession. This event will be November 28th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm on the UWF Main Campus.

If you would like to attend RSVP to coh@uwf.edu.


The Physician Assistant Pipeline Program is a mission-based program. The goal is to recruit and train qualified Florida panhandle students to become physician assistants who will care for elderly, rural, minority, and underserved populations in Florida.

Panhandle students with a history of strong academic success and a commitment to underserved care are encouraged to apply to the Pipeline Program. As part of the PA Pipeline partnership agreement between Florida State University and the University of West Florida, up to 8 students for the class matriculating in 2018, and up to 10 students for the class matriculating in 2019 and beyond may be selected for admission to the FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice through the Pipeline Program. Pipeline students must meet specific criteria to be eligible for this program.

Program Contacts

Dr. Michael Johnson
Associate Professor,
Associate Clinical Education Director-Pensacola

(850) 474-2563
mjohnson8@uwf.edu

Cyndi Ranallo
Student Support Coordinator 

cyndi.ranallo@med.fsu.edu

Pipeline Admissions Requirements:

    • Must reside permanently in a Florida panhandle county (listed below)
    • Meet all admissions requirements for FSU School of Physician Assistant Practice
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Have a prerequisite GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Have an average GRE score of greater than 150
    • Successfully complete the program interview process in Tallahassee
    • Agree to complete all clinical rotations in Pensacola
    • Schedule an informational meeting with  or 
    • Submit completed UWF Physician Assistant Pipeline Program (PAPP) Checklist and current curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Submit application through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)

**Note: Those students who do not meet the criteria established for the Pipeline Program, but meet the regular FSU PA Program admission requirements may still apply to the PA program as a general applicant.** .

  

Florida counties eligible for UWF Physician Assistant Pipeline Program:

Escambia, Santa Rosa,Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Franklin, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla

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