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Primary Care Associate

Program no longer offered at Foothill College

Applicants should contact the Stanford School of Medicine: for more information.

Due to changes in the accreditation standards for physician assistant programs (, PA students will be required to graduate from a PA program that offers a master’s degree effective January 1, 2020. 

Since Foothill College is not able to offer a master’s degree, the Primary Care Associate Program, a collaboration between Foothill College and Stanford School of Medicine that has provided PA education for over four decades, will be discontinued.  The last Foothill College physician assistant class was enrolled in June of 2016 and will graduate in 2018.

Stanford University will be offering a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies starting August of 2017. For more information about the Stanford program, visit


Main Campus and Sunnyvale Center Closure Alert

Students and Employees: All classes and college activities are cancelled Nov. 15-18 due to poor air quality. Please stay indoors if you can. Apprenticeship students: Check with your site for individual closure information.

Campus Closed Nov. 15, 16, 17 & 18