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Contact Us

Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information about the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program at UT Southwestern.

Telephone, Fax, and Email

Phone: 214-648-1701
Fax: 214-648-1003

Physical Address

6011 Harry Hines Blvd.
Suite V4.114
Dallas TX 75390

Mailing Address

UT Southwestern School of Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9090

Our Staff

Rita Billups, Departmental Administrator

Rita manages and directs administrative business functions within the department and is responsible for financial accounting, personnel documentation, and coordination of the day-to-day operations of the office. She also serves on the Administrative Council committee for the School of Health Professions.

Heather Salinas, Senior Program Coordinator

Heather is responsible for oversight and management of milestones and metrics for DSRIP grant funding for the PA Project as well as oversight of ARC-PA standards B3 and C3 for the clinical side of the program. Heather assists with data collection and analysis of supervised clinical practices experiences and also assists with evaluation and quality control activities on the clinical side of the program. Heather supports three committees on campus.

Isela Perez, Education Coordinator

Isela manages the student recruitment and application process, and the development, generation, and scoring of exams. She also assists with the pre-clinical curriculum, class registration, and classroom scheduling.

Jessica Gutierrez, Education Coordinator

Jessica provides support on the pre-clinical and clinical sides of the curriculum. She assists in the development of curriculum calendars, maintenance of course materials, and maintains related program databases. She also assists in the development of clinical preceptorship sites.

Kelly Armstrong, Education Coordinator

Kelly assists in the development of clinical preceptorship sites, related affiliation agreements, and assignment of students to their clinical sites. She also manages the preparation of examination documents, scoring, and related database maintenance.

Tom Knight, Clinical Site Coordinator

Tom recruits and retains supervised clinical practice experiences throughout the DFW area and the State of Texas. His prior experiences are with the Area Health Education initiatives throughout North Texas and provide a firm foundation upon which the program continues to expand its clinical opportunities for its students.

Beverly Curtis, Senior Administrative Assistant

Beverly is the front office and telephone receptionist. Beverly supports the faculty, staff and students; providing information about the program and application process.