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Cutting-edge Facility and Technology  

UT’s PA program is housed in the Graduate and Health Studies Building, which provides 30,000 square feet of medical training space on two floors. The PA unit includes a simulation center with both high fidelity simulators and standardized patients to allow for competency-based training and assessment. UT’s PA facility is a demonstration site for Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), the world’s leading provider of health profession simulation technology and simulators. This relationship allows UT faculty advanced training in the utilization of simulation in medical education and gives students access to the most up-to-date technology.

The PA program incorporates cutting-edge technology throughout the curriculum including the Anatomage table, SynDaver and i-Human patients. Every student receives a Surface Pro loaded with all textbooks, medical references and other helpful apps. The entire facility is equipped with Wi-Fi to keep students connected.

Human Anatomy, Physiology and Cadaveric Dissection

UT utilizes the state-of-the-art Anatomage table and SynDaver synthetic cadaver to provide foundational knowledge in human anatomy and physiology that is correlated to radiology. The Anatomage table allows students to virtually dissect through multiple layers of the human body, both as a cadaver and in radiographic detail. This is followed by an 40-hour, hands-on human cadaver dissection experience per student housed at the FIVE Bioskills Lab, located just 10 minutes from campus.

UT’s Physician Assistant Medicine facilities include:

  • Clinical skills and procedure lab  
  • Two emergency/intensive care simulation labs  
  • Anatomy lab  
  • Moulage (trauma) room  
  • Large student work space 
  • Four group problem-solving spaces 
  • 12 health assessment medical rooms 
  • Two large classrooms 
  • Several study and storage spaces 
  • Conference room  
  • Lockers

People practicing CPR

The PA unit includes 12 health assessment medical rooms for students to practice their clinical exam skills.

Students practicing exams

The ICU and ER suite is equipped with high fidelity simulators through a partnership with CAE, the leading provider of health profession simulation technology.

anatomage table

The lab features the Anatomage table, a fully segmented real human 3-D anatomy system that allows for the exploration of human anatomy and radiology.

practicing surgery

PA students participate in an 80-hour hands-on human cadaver dissection experience at FIVE Bioskills Lab, located just 10 minutes from campus.

GHS building

The Physician Assistant Medicine program is housed in the six-story Graduate and Health Studies building in the heart of campus.