Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Our 26-month program will train you to become a highly skilled medical professional. This rewarding career will allow you to work in the exciting world of medicine in a collaborative environment where you will be an integral part of the health care team. Becoming a physician assistant will allow you to help others and make a positive difference in your community. A new class of 48 students begins each July.

  • What is a Physician Assistant?
    • Licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician
    • Work in a variety of clinical settings from primary care and medical specialties to the emergency and operating room
    • Medically evaluate, diagnose, and develop treatment plans
    • Prescribe medications and perform clinical procedures
  • Why become a Physician Assistant?
    • Opportunity to work in an exciting, respected profession
    • One of the fastest growing professions in the nation
    • Generous income potential
  • Why choose RMC?
    • Broad training opportunities ranging from rural primary care to technically challenging specialties such as cardiovascular surgery
    • Low student-to-faculty ratio
    • Faculty dedicated exclusively to the PA program
    • Interactive environment promoting family atmosphere
    • Emphasis on clinical skills through workshops (faculty-to-student ratio for workshops is 1:6)
    • Five year PANCE First Time Test Taker Average Pass Rate 96%
  • How do I apply to the RMC PA program? (Please Note: There is a $45 application processing fee for the CASPA application. No supplemental application is required.)

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Rocky Mountain College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Rocky Mountain College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. The program's accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at:

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Graduates from ARC-PA-accredited PA programs are eligible to sit for the PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination) and become licensed to practice. The PANCE is the entry-level exam PAs must pass to become nationally certified. View our 5-year PANCE scores.


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