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Department of Physician Assistant Medicine 

Weber State University is an institution noted for its community-engaged teaching standards and student-driven mission.

Our PA program follows these same standards and will be housed in the Dumke Center, accompanying our other nationally accredited and awarded health profession programs in the Dumke College of Health Professions.



what makes us unique

  • Student and teaching centered culture
  • Affordable tuition and fees
  • Small cohorts (20 students)
  • Small faculty-to-student ratio
  • 24-month program 
  • Integrated curriculum 
  • Local clinical rotations
  • Experienced faculty and staff
  • Emphasis on hospital medicine with a 3-month inpatient internal medicine rotation
  • Elective rotation in an internal medicine subspecialty
  • Series of clinical integration courses utilizing state-of-the-art simulation
  • End-of-semester comprehensive summative exams to enhance student learning and acquisition of program competencies 
  • Professional development series of courses spanning the entire program
  • Basic certification in QIPS (Quality Improvement and Patient Safety)


what makes us stand out

Our small cohorts of 20 students, increases opportunities for classroom participation and access to our state-of-the-art clinical skills facilities. In addition, a smaller cohort allows students to learn in an environment where they can develop interprofessional skills and tight bonds with one another for future professional networking.

In our integrated and experiential medical curriculum, courses are taught using a systems-based approach. This assists in eliminating compartmentalized knowledge and helps students achieve sound clinical judgment by creating meaningful application between biomedical science, clinical science, pharmacotherapy, and professional practice.

The program utilizes the following collaborative learning and teaching strategies to enhance student engagement and the quality of student learning: 

  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Team-based learning
  • Problem-based studies

the skills to practice medicine

The Weber State University Department of Physician Medicine will prepare you to become an exemplary medical provider, qualified to work in a variety of healthcare settings and entrusted to:

  • Interview a patient/family to obtain a medical history
  • Perform a technically proficient physical exam and mental status exam
  • Prioritize a differential diagnosis
  • Recommend, order, and interpret diagnostic and screening tests
  • Perform basic clinical procedures
  • Identify a patient requiring urgent/emergent care and initiate evaluation and management
  • Develop and implement treatment plans that include clinical and/or pharmacologic interventions, referrals to members of the healthcare team, and patient counseling/education
  • Document and present a clinical encounter
  • Participate as a member of an interprofessional team
  • Contribute to a culture of safety and quality



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