Physician Assistant

The UNTHSC Center for Academic Performance is proud to offer low-cost summer workshops for incoming PA students. Not only will you have the opportunity to refresh your knowledge in these areas in our live workshops, you will have the opportunity to meet new classmates, gain beneficial new knowledge, and be exposed to the curriculum teaching/learning style. The facts and study tips presented will be “high yield” and designed to help you succeed in the classroom.

Summer 2020 Workshops


  • Opens: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • Closes: Friday, July 24, 2020 at 5 pm.
  • Payment must be submitted online when you register for the workshop (Visa, MasterCard, & Discover).
  • After payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email within five (5) business days.

Anatomy Workshop

August 3, 4 & 5
Afternoon Workshop
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Details: This workshop is structured to introduce the basic concepts of anatomy, and is designed for incoming students with little or no previous cadaver-based anatomical experiences. Students will participate in discussions with faculty and former anatomy students on the “best approach” to study anatomy, learn anatomical terminology, and experience a sample exam that models the presentation of difficult anatomical concepts. Students will begin to discover the organ systems through the study of skeletal material and previously dissected human organs, and whole cadavers. The workshop will include time in the gross anatomy laboratory studying human cadavers, and will emphasize laboratory safety as well as lab study strategies. The Anatomy workshop takes a unique inter-professional approach to the curriculum and the lab experiences.


Physiology Workshop

Open to all incoming PA students

August 3, 4 & 5
Morning Workshop
8:00 am – 12 noon

Details: This workshop aims to introduce fundamental principles of physiology for students prior to PA Study Program. It facilitates students to study how our systems are integrated to regulate homeostasis under physiological states. Students are expected to understand basic concepts and terminologies of cardiovascular function, respiratory physiology, renal function, digestive physiology, and skeletal muscle physiology, and neuro-humoral control of functions of those systems.

Register for the workshop(s)

Please contact the Center for Academic Performance at if you have any difficulty.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a limit to how many students can register for the workshop? If I don’t register right away, will I still get a spot?
    Registration is a first-come first-served process.   All other workshops are capped at 160 registrants. Once we reach the registration cap, we will add students to a wait list. Payment and registration must be complete by July 24th at 5 pm. We encourage you to register and pay as soon as you can to secure a place in a workshop.
  • Does this workshop count for course credit?
    No. This workshop is designed and taught by current students to help incoming students get ahead.
  • May I receive a refund if I do not attend the workshop?
    Due to the limited size of the workshops, refunds will only be granted to those who withdraw their acceptance from UNTHSC and are attending another school. All refund requests must be submitted via e-mail by 5 pm on July 24th. Please e-mail your request (including an accurate phone number) to

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