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Q: Physician Assistant Schools in the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County Areas ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Physician Assistant Schools in the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County Areas
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Posted: 04 Aug 2005 09:14 PDT
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Question ID: 551665
I am looking for a list of PA schools in the Greater Los Angeles and
Orange County areas. The qualified answer will contain complete
current address and main contact information.
Subject: Re: Physician Assistant Schools in the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County Areas
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 04 Aug 2005 09:25 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello expensiveanswers:

Thanks for the question. 

The most authoritative place to find accredited schools for PAs is:

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

According to their General Information page:

Information About PAs and the PA Profession 
Quote: "PAs are trained in intensive education programs accredited by
the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician
Assistant (ARC-PA).
Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with
physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to
complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants
take a national certification examination developed by the National
Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National
Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification,
PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years
and sit for a recertification every six years. Graduation from an
accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national
certifying exam are required for state licensure."

This site has "a state-by-state listing of all accredited PA programs." 

Physician Assistant Programs 

The page for California


shows 10 schools listed. The following are in the greater LA/OC area:

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science - C, B
Physician Assistant Program
College of Health Sciences
1731 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 323/563-5879

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California - M
Physician Assistant Program
Department of Family Medicine
1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 7, Bldg. A-6, Rm. 6429
Alhambra, CA
Phone: 626/457-4240

Loma Linda University - M
Physician Assistant Program
School of Allied Health Professions
Nichol Hall, Room 2033
Loma Linda , CA
Phone: 909/558-7295

Riverside County Regional Medical Center/Riverside Community College - C, A
Primary Care PA Program
16130 Lasselle Street
Moreno Valley, CA
Phone: 909/571-6166

Western University of Health Sciences - M
Primary Care Physician Assistant Program
309 E. Second Street
Pomona, CA
Phone: 909/469-5378

Search Strategy (on Google):
* "physician assistants"

I hope this helps. 

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