Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program at the University of St. Francis

We invite you to explore this innovative and exciting field of health care. The P.A. is a burgeoning profession dedicated to providing a wide range of medical services from primary care to specified medical areas. USF offers a strong, nationally accredited and respected degree program that is filled with caring, dedicated professors that bring a wealth of experience, comprehensive and effective didactic curricula, and inspirational real world clinical rotations that will lead to excellent employment opportunities upon graduation.

Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Physician Assistant experience provides clinical opportunities throughout the nation. Our graduates are continually courted by medical facilities for employment, and while the P.A. plays a major role in the future of the Health Care profession, our P.A.s can be found in physicians’ offices or clinics (56%), hospitals (24%), nursing homes, prisons, home health care agencies, government, as well as academia.

So take some time to peruse our webpages, and consider if our Physician Assistant program is right for you.

Robert W. Kase, Dean
College of Arts and Sciences