Physician Assistant Program in Utah - UT

Physician assistant programs in Utah will include instruction in the classroom as well as the laboratory.  Subjects covered are biochemistry, pathology, human anatomy, physiology, clinical pharmacology, clinical medicine, physical diagnosis and medical ethics.  Supervised clinical training, which is also a required part of the physician assistant training and will provide valuable hands-on experience, includes instruction in family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, prenatal care and gynecology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, and pediatrics. 

The State of Utah – Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing issues a biennial license to all physician assistants.  The license expires on May 31st of each even-numbered year.  Unlike other states, the renewal schedule for physician assistants in not based on the initial date of licensure.  All licenses expire at the same time.  If you possess a controlled substance license, it will also expire at this time and need to be renewed.  Renewal applications and renewal fees can be paid and submitted online through the State of Utah’s website: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/physician_assistant.html. 

Additionally, physician assistants must complete at least 40 hours for continuing medical education in Category I ACCME during each two-year license renewal cycle. 

Professional Organizations for Physician Assistants

These national organizations are open to all licensed physician assistants.  They can assist potential physician assistants in their education training and choosing an education program.  They can also provide help with the licensure process and beyond. 

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants

950 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1552
(703)836-2272 – Phone
(703)684-1924 - Fax
http://www.aapa.org/ - Website

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

12000 Findley Road Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30097-1409
(678)417-8100 – Phone
(678)417-8135 – Fax
www.nccpa.net – Website

  • Physician Assistant Education Association

300 N. Washington Street, Suite 505
Alexandria, VA 22314-2544
(703)548-5538 – Phone
info@PAEAonline.org - Email
http://www.paeaonline.org/ - Website

These organizations exist for the sole purpose of supporting and licensing physician assistants in the State of Utah. 

  • State of Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801)530-6628 – Phone
(801)530-6511 – Fax
doplweb@utah.gov - Email
www.dopl.utah.gov - Website

  • Utah Academy of Physician Assistants

www.utahapa.org – Website

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