Jared Spackman, MPAS, PA-C, Program Director for the UPAP program, shares his thoughts about maintaining academic and clinical activities during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
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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.
Grant Sunada, Jared Spackman, and Kilo Zamora were among the presenters discussing diversity and health education.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Virginia Valentin, DrPH, PA-C was appointed Division Chief of the Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) in August 2020. In this interview, Dr. Valentin discusses her transition as Chief, the current state of UPAP, and her vision for the future of the program.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
In 2016, the Utah Legislature granted funding for the expansion of the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program distant campus located in St. George, Utah. Since then, the distant-campus program has been growing by leaps and bounds.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Chanda Duncan, UPAP graduate, discusses her future plans to give back to her community with AAPA's News Central.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine
Denise Diaz-Robles, one of the U's Physician Assistant students, writes a letter to the editor of the Salt Lake Tribune praising the work of Physician Assistants in the state and UPAP faculty.... Read MoreFamily and Preventive Medicine