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Physician Assistant Association

Pre-PA Student Resources

What is a PA?

Physician Assistants (PA) are medical providers who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare professional.

Watch this short video from AAPA to understand how PAs function in our healthcare system.

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CASPA Application

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) is a centralized application system that allows PA students to apply once and submit their applications to multiple PA schools. While each school has their own deadlines for application, CASPA's application cycle closes on April 15, 2021.

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Prepared PA

Looking for help and resources to help get you into PA school? Head over to Prepared PA to find resources and interview/application feedback and advice. Deborah Horwitz, the founder of Prepared PA, is an active member of TGCPAA and has been involved in TGCPAA’s Pre-PA events.

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List of Texas PA Programs

Baylor College of Medicine

Physician Assistant Program
School of Health Professions
One Baylor Plaza, BCM115
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 798-3663
Fax: 713-798-7694

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Physician Assistant Program
3601 4th Street, MS 6294
Midland, TX 79430
Phone: 806-743-3220
Fax: 806-743-2994

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Physician Assistant Studies Program
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 735-2003

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

School of Health Professions
Department of PA Studies
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Admissions: 210-567-6220

The University of Texas Medical Branch

Physician Assistant Program
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: (409) 772-3046
Fax: (409) 772-9710

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Physician Assistant Program
6011 Harry Hines Blvd
Suite V4.114
Dallas, TX 75390
Phone: (214) 648-1701
Fax: (214) 648-1003

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

Physician Assistant Program
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 665-2298
Fax: (956) 665-2438

Hardin-Simmons University

2200 Hickory
Abilene, TX, 79698
Phone: 325-670-1702