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Division of Physician Assistant Studies


Amanda Leigh Elrod, DPAS, PA-C, MPAS

Division Chief

Physician Assistant Studies in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the School of Medicine promotes accessible, equitable, high-quality patient centered health care through innovative and inclusive education, clinical care, leadership, scholarship, health policy and advocacy, and global community partner engagement. In addition to providing excellent clinical care and research expertise, our division houses the 4th nationally ranked University of Utah PA program.

Amanda Leigh Elrod

PA Program

Our mission is to improve the quality of health and access to care, with a commitment to the medically underserved, by educating students to become highly proficient, socially conscious, and accountable physician assistants (PAs) in the primary care model. 

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Interviewer: What role will physician assistants play in the evolution of healthcare? We'll talk about that next on The Scope.

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