Save the date for the 51st Annual OAPA CME Conference. Oct 2-4, 2024 – At a NEW venue – Embassy Suites Downtown OKC – 741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. More information HERE.

Student Center

Oklahoma PA Programs

The State of Oklahoma is proud to have three active PA programs and two in development.

Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants

CASPA is a full-service, web-based application system providing students with the ability to apply to multiple participating PA programs with a single application and facilitating a streamlined admissions process for programs.

National Health Service Corps

The NHSC helps bring health care to those who need it most. Since 1972, we have been building healthy communities by connecting primary health care providers to areas of the United States with limited access to care.

More than 40,000 primary care medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health professionals have served in the National Health Service Corps since its inception.

Today, there are nearly 10,000 NHSC members providing culturally competent care to more than 10.4 million people. We provide this care at more than 14,000 NHSC-approved health care sites in urban, rural, and frontier areas. In addition to Corps providers currently providing care, nearly 1,000 students, residents, and health providers receive scholarships or participate in the Student to Service Loan Repayment program to prepare to practice.

The NHSC is a Federal government program that is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Specifically, the Corps is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service (BCRS).

Physician Manpower Training Program

The PMTC offers up to $60,000 for PAs for loan repayment. The mission of the Physician Manpower Training Commission is to enhance medical care in rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma by administering residency and student scholarship incentive programs that encourage medical, nursing, and physician assistant personnel to establish a practice in rural and underserved areas. Further, PMTC is to upgrade the availability of health care services by increasing the number of practicing physicians, nurses and physician assistants in rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.