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UWF/FSU Physician Assistant

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.


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.

This program is NOT at UWF and students are required to complete the first 15 months of the program in Tallahassee at FSU.

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

Ms. Erin Thompson
Associate Clinical Education Director
erin.thompson@med.fsu.edu

Pipeline Admissions Requirements:

**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