Physician Assistant Class

Welcome to the Department of Physician Assistant Sciences!

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 the LLU Physician Assistant Program website and hope that you find all of the information that you need to assist you in your search for the right program for you.

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

Our Master of Physician Assistant Program was established in the year 2000 to train physician assistants with an emphasis on primary care. It is our goal to prepare our students to serve others through the practice of medicine with both 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,


Gerald Glavaz, DHSc, MPA, PA‐C
Chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Sciences

PLEASE NOTE – THE REQUIRED PREREQUISITE COURSES HAVE CHANGED AND ARE IN EFFECT FOR THE 2020/2021 APPLICATION CYCLE. View sample prerequisite courses.

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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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.