Physician Assistant

  • This is a photo from the Physician's Assistant Program at Harding University.

    Invested full time faculty mentor students holistically to encourage professional development and a healthier quality of life.

  • This is a photo from the Physician's Assistant Program at Harding University.

    Foster growth of leadership skills with fellow allied health students through dynamic interprofessional experiences

    Interprofessional Education
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    Preparing students to enter diverse clinical environments through primary care training reflective of Christian faith and servant leadership

  • This is a photo from the Physician's Assistant Program at Harding University.

    The program maintains competitive outcomes through holistic admissions, student centered advising, and competency based curriculum.

Cross Cultural Training

The PA Program incorporates cultural immersion simulations to help PA students develop cultural competence and humility.

Program Mission

Developing caring physician assistants who practice competent, patient-centered primary care in diverse environments.

Curriculum

The Physician Assistant Program leads to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with 112 hours total (53 hours the didactic phase and 59 hours in the clinical phase).

1M+

student patient encounters

28

month PA training program

482

graduates

1st

PA program in Ark.

Class of 2022 — The clinical students are heading toward graduation faster than they can believe! They are working hard to complete roations and formative evaluations.  

Class of 2023 — The didactic students are ready to complete the summer semester and celebrate together at White Coat ceremony in August!

Class of 2024 — The incoming students are finalizing entracne requirments and preparing to start PA school in August.  We have enjoyed hosting them and their families for campus tours!

  • Class of 2021

  • Class of 2022

  • Class of 2023

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Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Harding University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Harding University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Admission Updates

For the 2021-2022 Application Cycle:

We have offered a student position to alternate #7. 

For the 2022-2023 Application Cycle: 

CASPA will open on April 28, 2022 and close on November 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM. 

Contact Us

Physician Assistant Program is part of the College of Allied Health

501-279-5642
PAprogram@harding.edu
Fax: 501-279-4811

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Mailing address:
Harding University
Physician Assistant Program
Box 12231
Searcy, AR 72149-5615