Health Sciences Center Students' Scores Among Nation's Best on Physician Assistant Certification Exam

DATE: March 1, 2006
CONTACT: Julie Toland,
(806) 743-2143

The Physician Assistant Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ranked in the top 10 percent among all 143 programs participating in the 2005 Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.

Heidi Jeffreys of the Health Sciences Center ranked as one of the top 10 students among the more than 5,300 who took the national exam. Nine other Health Sciences Center students ranked in the top 15 percent of all students testing in 2005.

“Heidi’s accomplishment, as well as the success of all of our physician assistant students, shows just how committed the Health Sciences Center is to providing quality physician extenders to West Texas and beyond,” said Paul Brooke, Ph.D., dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences.

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