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Dave BeckWelcome to the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Pittsburgh! Whether you are seeking to enter our elite PA Studies program to become a PA, or you're a practicing clinician looking for ways to continue your education or join our team, we encourage you to explore the many opportunities that exist here at Pitt. We continue to significantly increase our course offerings along with our academic and research expertise. I’m certain you will find information that appeals to you now or in the near future as we consistently strive for ways to better serve our students or colleagues and the patients who will be, or who are, in their care.

Our strength lies in our team and our partnerships. We have an expert staff and faculty that are award-winning and internationally recognized for their academic, clinical, research and service efforts. We are fortunate to be a member of a world-renowned School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) and to have a strong partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  

Please explore our website to find out more about the value of a Pitt PAS education, our mission and vision, and how we are advancing health care practice and professional development at the University of Pittsburgh.

David C. Beck, EdD, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Chair and Assistant Professor, ​Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Studies, SHRS