Physician Assistants (PAs) are medically trained and licensed to provide high quality health care, treat illnesses, plan prevention strategies, and write prescriptions. As nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals, PAs are recognized as one of 3 primary care providers (PAs, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians). PAs lead patient-centered medical teams and can practice autonomously or in collaboration with other members of a patient’s healthcare team. PAs undergo rigorous medical training to become certified as medical generalists with a foundation in primary care, but they also have the unique opportunity to practice in various specialty areas (Surgery, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Orthopedics, etc.), giving them deep and fulfilling professional experiences as well as the flexibility to meet the changing needs of their patients, employers, and communities.
How To Apply
The Augusta University Physician Assistant Program application is OPEN. Our online application cycle generally begins July 1 with a deadline of October 15 to have all materials in for the following years May entry into our program (Example: July 1, 2017 with deadline of Oct 15, 2017 for entry mid-May 2018). Please apply through the Office of Academic Admissions Master of Physician Assistant page.
The Physician Assistant training grant received from the Health Resources and Services Administration includes an oral health objective. We utilize Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum in order to meet this objective. This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8.5 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.
MPA Bridge Program
The University System of Georgia met on March 18, 2014, and reviewed and approved our proposal to establish the MPA Bridge Program. The Augusta University MPA Bridge Program is for practicing Physician Assistants that graduated from an accredited Physician Assistant Program with a Bachelor's Degree. For more information as we continue to develop and initiate this program, please see our MPA Bridge Program page.