Getting involved with the Physician Assistant Program gives you the opportunity for a clinical adjunct professor appointment with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. If you are interested in learning more about this appointment please contact

An adjunct appointment is just one way for alumni to get involved and stay connected to the UW-Madison Physician Assistant Program. Additional opportunities include:

Become a preceptor

Recent graduates who are interested in becoming preceptors should have at least one year of clinical employment experience. View more information about being a preceptor

Physician assistant students learning clinical skills

Become a distance education mentor

The UW-Madison PA Program is one of the only physician assistant programs in the country to offer a distance education track. PA clinical mentors are needed for the distance students during their didactic training (first two years of their three years of training).

Provide student shadowing

There are a number of opportunities for alumni to interact with our current students and those who wish to be students. The program office operates a referral service for pre-PA students who are encouraged to shadow physician assistants in clinical practice so that they may become more familiar with the role of the physician assistant in the health care system.

Teach guest lectures

There are a many opportunities to teach lectures to students during their didactic year.

Assist with clinical skills labs

Students in their didactic year complete various clinical skills labs. These include: suturing, casting, lumbar puncture and IV/injections. These labs are completed at the Health Sciences Learning Center in Madison and also at our partner clinics in Wausau.

Make a Gift to a Physician Assistant Program scholarship

Alice Thorngate Scholarship Fund

This scholarship supports graduating students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program who are interested in furthering their education and training in PA education.

Make a gift to the Alice Thorngate fund

Dr. Mildred H. Evans Scholarship Fund

This scholarship supports the educational and career goals of a returning distance education student in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program.

Make a gift to the Mildred H. Evans fund