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UTRGV Announces Physician Assistant Career Track Program (PACT)

PACT will provide South Texas high school students with a career path to becoming a future physician assistant while studying close to home.

physician assistant students at PACT press conference         

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To learn more about PACT and eligibility requirements, click here.

This past weekend, the Department of Physician Assistants celebrated its 25th White Coat Ceremony, welcoming 100 students into its program.

Congratulations to each one of them on reaching this new milestone and receiving their very own White Coat!

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PA White Coat ceremony Aug. 16, 2019 photo album 
The Newsroom- Aug. 19, 2019 - UTRGV PA program celebrates 25 years of service to the Valley with this year's White Coat Ceremony.
Family and friends gathered for a White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg to watch 100 new PA students receive their white coats, symbolizing the start of their careers. This event also commemorated UTRGV's Department of Physician Assistant Studies 25th anniversary. 

Alumnus of the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley PA Program Nationally recognized.

Juliana Abreu


Johns Creek, GA, March 21, 2017 – Juliana Abreu, PA-C, a certified physician assistant who graduated in 2012 from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley PA Program, was recently awarded a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). 

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UTRGV Master of Physician Assistant Studies program gets expansion approval - OCT. 11, 2016

– The UTRGV Department of Physician Assistant Studies, in the College of Health Affairs, has received approval from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education to enlarge its physician assistant master’s program over the next three years. 

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UTRGV Physician Assistant students urged to pay it forward, during White Coat Ceremony
AUG. 19, 2016

 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s 52 new Physician Assistant Studies students were selected from among hundreds of top candidates, and on Friday, university officials challenged them to use what they learn to serve their communities.

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