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Physician Assistant

Welcome to the Florida State University Physician Assistant Program.

On behalf of the Dean, faculty and staff of the FSU College of Medicine - PA Program, I welcome you to our website. Our faculty of PAs, physicians and biomedical scientists are in the process of developing a world class program that will assist you in your goal to become a practicing physician assistant.

Our 27-month, 7-semester, 111 credit hour program was designed to prepare our graduates to practice medicine as part of the Physician-PA Team. Upon completion, our graduates will receive the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice degree.

The PA Program at FSU is extremely challenging with a strong emphasis in the biomedical sciences, simulation and procedural skills. Although challenging, you will find a welcoming environment and an unrivaled network of support provided by an inter-professional TEAM who is committed to your academic and professional success.

I want to extend our best wishes for your success in your goal to become a physician assistant. Please review our website and please contact us if you have any questions, .


James C. Zedaker, MPAS, PA-C, EM-CAQ
Associate Dean and Founding Director

Contact Information


Program Manager
Phone: (850) 644-1732

Accreditation statement

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

The FSU PA Program anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2017, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the March 2017 ARC-PA meeting.

Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status first awarded when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

In the event that ARC-PA withholds accreditation, the FSU PA Program will not admit students in August 2017 and will provide a refund to those individuals accepted to the program and paid their program deposit. CASPA application fees cannot be refunded to applicants by the FSU PA Program or by CASPA.

The PA Program was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2015.