Cutting-edge Facility and Technology
UT’s PA program is housed in the new 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.