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The University of Oklahoma - Tulsa

Physician Assistant Program




Tulsa PA students

Welcome to the OU-Tulsa Physician Assistant program website.  We are proud to offer an outstanding and unique educational experience for future physician assistants who are committed to primary care and the underserved in Oklahoma.  The OU-Tulsa PA program represents a joint effort between the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine and the University of Tulsa to provide one of the strongest primary care PA programs in the country.


During the first semester of our 30-month program, students will collaborate in an interdisciplinary environment with other students and faculty at the week-long Summer Institute.  The Summer Institute focuses on underserved care and available resources throughout the Tulsa community.  PA students also attend the Bedlam evening clinic throughout their first year.  This student-run free clinic provides much needed care to uninsured patients from northeast Oklahoma.  The first-year curriculum also contains education about the needs of homeless populations while visiting the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

Dr. Schumann

                During the second year, students attend Student Academy which is comprised of monthly interdisciplinary seminars over chronic disease management with emphasis on evidence-based treatment algorithms and hands-on clinical skill development. Students then integrate this learning into their twice-monthly longitudinal clinic experience at Morton Comprehensive Health Services. This Physician Assistant Longitudinal (PAL) student clinic allows students to manage their own panel of patients, providing a continuous care experience for chronic disease management.


Our commitment to students with a passion for primary care extends to tuition assistance through the Expansion of Physician Assistant Training Grant and the George Kaiser Family Foundation Financial Incentives Program.  These scholarship opportunities are available only for students admitted to the OU-Tulsa PA program.


         Thank you for your interest in the OU-Tulsa Physician Assistant program. We invite you to learn more about the unique aspects of our program on this website.  Like us on Facebook: OU-Tulsa Physician Assistant Program.