Primary Care Physician Assistant Program

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck School of Medicine of USC is a leader in PA education with a focus on high-quality education, diversity, service and leadership. The program is ranked in the top 10 programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools.” As a national front-runner in interprofessional education, the program’s faculty work to teach future leaders in practicing team-based medicine in underserved communities.

The program is one of the few throughout the United States that places emphasis on medical Spanish. Increasingly, more students are reporting a doubling of their confidence in communicating with patients in Spanish by the time they graduate. Additionally, the program focuses on building leaders in the profession with students attending annual advocacy training in Washington, DC. Our graduates are trained not only for clinical experience, but also in the breadth of competencies they require to be professional leaders in this exciting career within the rapidly changing, medical environments of the 21st century.

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