School of Medicine

Physician Assistant Studies - PA Program

Community Engagement

Com Community Engagement at UPAP aims to understand and address health disparities through a structured learning experiences that build cultural humility. The focus is on critical life-long learning, recognizing and bridging power differences, and fostering mutually beneficial and respectful relationships with community members and organizations. The following programs are specific faculty-mentored community engagement opportunities for our students:

Events

    • Creek Valley Health Fair in Hildale, Utah
    • Junior League's CARE-Fair of Salt Lake City
    • Project Homeless Connect in Salt Lake City

Student-Run Free Clinics

    • Doctor's Volunteer Clinic of St. George
    • Maliheh Free Clinic of Salt Lake City

Head Start Partnerships

    • Centro de la Familia Migrant Head Start in rural Northern Utah
    • Root for Kids in St. George
    • Utah Community Action Program in Salt Lake City
    • Ute Indian Tribe on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation

Migrant Worker Program

    • We collaborate with Community Health Centers, Inc., the Utah Department of Health, and Community Health Connect to provide key health services to farmworkers during harvest season

Patient Voice - The Charles James Nabors, Ph.D. Conference Series

    • The Patient Voices series was founded by the Physician Assistant Students Supporting Equity and Diversity (PASSED) student organization and was later adopted by the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion.
    • PA students are trained to organize and facilitate panel discussions featuring diverse and underrepresented patient perspectives and stories that promote culturally sensitive, patient-centered health care.

Community Partnerships

    • Community Health Education Workshops
    • Southern Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition
    • Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City