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Master of Physician Assistant Program

Class of 2013 in Surgical LabPhysician assistants perform many clinical functions, allowing the physicians and other health professionals they work with more time for duties requiring their particular knowledge and skill. PAs may specialize in virtually any health care field.

In most clinical settings, physician assistants have their own patient load. They obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory results, write prescriptions, and assess and treat common illnesses. They also provide such services as disease prevention information, health promotion activities, counseling, and patient education.

 

HRSA Grant
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. For more information as we continue to develop and initiate this program, please see our MPA Bridge Program page.


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Graduate Programs Top Ranked ProgramPreceptors of our Physician Assistant students can now earn Category I CME credit

Glassdoor has ranked Physician Assistant as the #1 Best job in America for 2015.

Forbes selected Physician Assistant Studies as #1 best master's degree for jobs.

Augusta University (formerly Georgia Regents University) MPA Program ranked 3rd in the nation (2015) and has been ranked in the top 3 since 2012.

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