About the Program
Established in 1999, the TTUHSC Physician Assistant program is a graduate program
within the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions.
The program is located in Midland, TX; an inviting West Texas city, conveniently located
on Interstate 20, halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso. Midland is a thriving community
of more than 111,000 people.
With a focus on primary care and family medicine, the TTUHSC PA program awards a Master
of Physician Assistant Studies degree following 27 months of intensive academic and
clinical training. Of the 27 months, the 15-month academic phase is conducted in Midland
with state-of-the-art training equipment and facilities. The 12 month clinical experience
is conducted at a variety of sites throughout west Texas.
The vision of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions
Physician Assistant Program is to be regionally and nationally recognized for graduating
excellent healthcare providers.
The mission of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions
Physician Assistant Program is to educate and provide comprehensive medical training
to physician assistant students. This training will be offered in a setting of academic
excellence fostering the development of skilled primary care providers; thereby increasing
access to healthcare to underserved areas of West Texas and beyond.
The goals of the TTUHSC PA Program are to:
- Provide student clinical opportunities in primary care in rural and underserved populations
in West Texas
- Admit highly qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences
- Maintain first time pass rate on NCCPA PANCE at or above the national average
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited
program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation
process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA
will be March 2023. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with
the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Program Address and Contact Information
For All Admissions Inquiries:
Program contact information:
TTUHSC Physician Assistant Program
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Fax: (432) 620-8605