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The mission of the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program is to recruit exemplary individuals from diverse backgrounds and educate them to provide high quality, compassionate health care as a physician assistant.

Rev. 12/14/2020

After completion of the 28-month program, the PA will be able to perform tasks of health care management presently performed by the primary care physician. The PA will act in a professional manner, practice good interpersonal and communication skills, teach and counsel effectively, organize and integrate appropriate patient data, be sensitive to the effects of illness on the patient and family, and, at all times, demonstrate an awareness of situations that require reference to the supervising physician.