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Physician Assistant program at UWMC

School leaders from UW-Marathon County in Wausau joined their counterparts from UW-Madison and area health care providers to unveil a partnership for a new physician assistant training program.

It is called the Wisconsin Physician Assistant Community-based Track (WISPACT). The idea is to provide trained workers who want to live and work in northern Wisconsin.

To qualify for the two-year program, candidates must have a bachelor's degree and a desire to remain in the northern region of Wisconsin.

Regional health care providers involved in the partnership include: Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Ministry Health Care, Marshfield Clinic, and Wausau Family Medicine. They will likely provide training opportunities for students.

The program will kick off in 2014 with four students. Eventually, plans call for a dozen graduates a year.


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