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About the CHA/PA Program

Welcome from the Director


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Welcome to the University of Colorado School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program.  I invite you to explore our Web site to learn more about our program and students. You will see that we are unique among Physician Assistant programs in terms of our curriculum and courses. We are proud to be a part of this dynamic educational program that is consistently among top-ranked programs by US News and World Report.

Our program is defined by the success of our students and graduates who practice in a wide-range of clinical and academic settings.  Our graduates are leaders in the field; recently, two of our former graduates served as presidents of the Physician Assistant Education Association and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

The program is also recognized for its unique educational value and comprehensive physician assistant training. Costs for our three-year program for both in-state and out-of-state students are lower or comparable to most two-year training experiences. In July of 2018, we will begin our inaugural year of the Colorado Curriculum.  Based on current research in learning theory, this curriculum is designed to support learner mastery of the complex concepts of patient care.  In addition to our extensive adult curriculum and integrated clinical training across all three years, we offer additional training in pediatric medicine and behavioral health as well as track options in leadership and advocacy, rural health, care of the underserved, and global health.

We are proud of our program and fortunate to be at the heart of a vibrant and growing health sciences center. The Anschutz Medical Campus has state-of-the-art hospitals, research centers, and nationally recognized health professional schools. Our campus was also built with a vision of interprofessional education; through our longitudinal interprofessional training curriculum, we are working together to educate all our students for team-based practice models of the future.

We have created this website to address the interests of applicants, students, faculty, staff, donors and anyone who is curious about our program. Thanks for visiting our site and come see us. We are in Colorado…a great place to be.

Jonathan Bowser
CHA/PA Program Director
Associate Dean of PA Studies at the School of Medicine