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Physician Assistant Program

PA Students

The OU-TU School of Community Medicine Physician Assistant Program is 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 program provides 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. These distinct opportunities further supplement the curriculum covered in Concepts of Community Medicine, Professional Issues in Medicine and Health, and the Underserved module in Clinical Medicine.

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 OU Physicians Family Medicine Clinic. 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.

Thank you for your interest in the OU-TU School of Community Medicine 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. 

Access and Opportunity Statement

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma, fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.


At its March 2024 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) placed the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine PA Program sponsored by University of Oklahoma on Accreditation-Probation status until its next review in March 2026.

Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation - Provisional or Accreditation - Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.

Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s). 

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

The University of Oklahoma is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602; 312/263-0456.

Graduate Performance on Certification Exam

Congratulations to our past graduates on their oustanding performance on their certification exam. Past pass rates may be found here.

OU-TU School of Community Medicine Information Sessions

The OU-TU School of Community Medicine hosts information sessions several times a year for students interested in pursuing a MD or PA degree. Each two-hour session consists of a presentation about the OU-TU School of Community Medicine, the details about each program and the necessary prerequisites. After the presentation, a question and answer session with current medical and physician assistant student occurs. 


4pm - 5pm:

  • Information about the OU-TU School of Community Medicine
  • PA Program Detail and Prerequisites
  • MD Program Detail and Prerequisites

5pm - 6pm:

  • Introduction of current MD and PA Students
  • Q & A with current MD and PA Students

Information Session Registration

Information Sessions are conducted every month from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the OU-Tulsa Learning Center on the Schusterman Center campus at 41st and Yale.

For upcoming dates and to RSVP, please click on the link below.

Follow this link to register.