Physician Assistant

Welcome to the Loma Linda University Department of Physician Assistant Sciences! We look forward to welcoming you as a part of the Loma Linda University campus family.

The faculty and staff in our department are committed to making your education and training the experience of a lifetime.

We are pleased that you are taking the time to explore our website, and hope that you find all of the information needed to assist you in your search for the right program. 

We are excited to be able to offer quality PA education at a time when growth and job opportunities for the profession are on the rise, meeting the demands of America's changing healthcare delivery system. 

Our Master of Physician Assistant Program was established in 2000 to train PA's with an emphasis on primary care. It is our goal to prepare our students to serve others through the practice of medicine with excellence and compassion. We feel it is important for our students to become culturally proficient, service‐minded, and prepared to serve the community around them. 

We look forward to working with you to fulfill your educational goals. 

Warmest regards, 

Catherine Oms, DrPH, MPA, PA-C

Catherine Oms, DrPH, MPA, PA-C

Department Chair
Courtney Marquez, MPA, PA-C

Courtney Marquez, MPA, PA-C

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Loma Linda University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Loma Linda University. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. View our Accreditation History.