The PA Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health offers a variety of services and resources to support students during their education. Below is a list of resources offered through the school and campus.
The PA student handbook contains information on policies and processes applicable to students in the program.
The central location for all your personal UW information, including courses, email, student center (financial account, financial aid, academic records, etc.).
CANVAS is the portal used for all the course material in your PA Classes.
Online Access to Student Information and Scheduling (OASIS) is where you will find your daily/weekly class schedule.
Student Academic Success Services (SASS) at the UW-School of Medicine and Public Health wants every student to be successful. SASS offers students help with:
- concentration, reading, test taking, time management and memory skills
- disability accommodations
- exam preparation and test anxiety
- learning styles, note taking and study methods based on learning styles
- tutor services
For students exploring disability-related accommodations for the first time or have a previously identified need for accommodations. The McBurney Disability Resource Center is committed to creating an accessible inclusive educational experience for students.
Ebling Library is the medical library at UW-Madison, located in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), it has extended hours for students pursuing degrees in the medical professions.
There are more than 20 libraries on the UW-Madison campus with available study spaces.
Academic degree plans
Find the courses you will take during your time as a physician student and when you will take them.
- Two-year academic plan for campus and wisPACT students (pdf)
- Three-year academic plan for distance education students (pdf)
- PA Program 2020-21 academic calendar (pdf)
- Includes specific dates during the academic year such as when semesters begin and end, holiday breaks and final exam schedules.
- Summer 2020 course schedule (pdf)
- Summer 2020 exam schedule (pdf)
- Summer 2020 required and recommended course materials (pdf)
Mental Health and Wellness
University Health Services (UHS)
University Health Services provides all-encompassing student medical services, including mental health, wellness, prevention, and environmental and occupational health.
Student health insurance plan
Comprehensive health coverage, available for UW-Madison students and scholars.
*Also see MyUW: Student Center
Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA)
Comprised of more than 2,600 Wisconsin PAs, WAPA supports careers of our members and promote the PA profession.
American Academy of PAs
A national professional society for PAs. It represents more than 131,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties across the country. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve.
PA Student Leadership: Student American Academy of PAs (SAAPA)
Part of the American Academy of PAs, SAAPA has student chapters across the nation. The Student Academy’s Assembly of Representatives annually elects and appoints PA student leaders who represent PA students around the country. For information on the UW-Madison student chapter contact the PA Program Office.