Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant


General Information about the Program

The Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program is a seven-semester program based in the UMKC School of Medicine. Students enrolled in our program benefit from the extensive medical education resources offered by the School of Medicine, such as the Clinical Training Facility, Health Sciences library, and Medical Education Media Center.  Our Kansas City location is in the heart of the city offering access to community health centers, academic medical affiliates, and surrounding rural locations, which allow the program to offer a wide variety of settings that serve diverse patient populations.

Vision Statement:

The UMKC MMSPA Program will be a leader in PA education recognized by the quality of our graduates, community partnerships, and academic excellence.

Mission Statement:

To educate competent, compassionate, and culturally-aware Physician Assistants who are prepared to meet the healthcare needs of our community. Graduates will advance the Physician Assistant profession through clinical excellence, service, and dedication to lifelong learning.

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Missouri School of Medicine-Kansas City Physician Assistant Program.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status.  The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned.  Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status.  It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.