Making a Difference Together

UMB Graduate School partnerships bring together expertise from across disciplines and provide students and faculty with resources and opportunities to expand their networks and advance their career interests. From professional development to community engagement, you’ll have access to a range of experiences to expand your knowledge and make an impact—locally and globally.

PALLA: Leading the Way in Physician Assistant Education

We continue to elevate our physician assistant education to meet the highest standards through our partnership with PALLA, the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy. Centrally located at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, PALLA provides professional development for faculty who are educating the next generation of PA professionals. Through the PALLA Faculty Fellowship, UMB Graduate School’s PA faculty have access to education, research, and policy training, as well as a growing network of peer mentors and advocates.


PALLA Fellows have shaped everything from longitudinal telehealth curricula that expanded health care access to the underserved regions in Maryland to leading communication trainings that teach skills for communicating when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong.

Meet Our Fellows


PALLA is actively recruiting individuals interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant academic in higher education. Practicing PAs engage in a 10-month, structured, professional development training program in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.

Become a PALLA Faculty Fellow


The Healthcare Leadership and Preceptor Advancement (HELP-PA) Fellowship is open to clinicians interested in advancing their skills in healthcare leadership and clinical education as preceptors. This program is an opportunity for practicing PAs, NPs, and MDs/DOs to engage in a 4-month professional development program.

Learn More About HELP-PA

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