Explore becoming a Physician Assistant

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Physician Assistant Program  

Care for patients alongside MDs and DOs as part of the health care team in a hospital or community clinic. Learn in modern medical facilities and participate in hands-on learning, including active prosection and simulated patient experiences.

Engage in a hybrid of labs, workshops, lectures and intensive classes. You’ll have the opportunity to hone your clinical skills by training with UNM expert mentors.

As a physician assistant (PA) student, you will spend 27 months training alongside your cohort of talented peers. Nine of those months will be spent in clinical rotations, providing experience in a range of medical disciplines.

You will be awarded a Master of Science upon successful completion of the curriculum. 

Chart your PA journey at UNM. Download our brochure.

  • 17 Students in Each PA Cohort
  • 30% Estimated Growth of PA Profession by 2024 (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • 27 Months Length of UNM’s PA Program
  • 3.68 Average GPA of Incoming PA Students
  • 6,094 Average Clinic Hours Incoming Students Complete Before School


Physician Assistant Program
Surge Building 251
MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: 505.272.9864
Email: paprogram@salud.unm.edu

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