COVID-19 SITUATION

The PA program at Augusta University is having frequent conversations and meetings to discuss admissions plans during and after this COVID-19 situation.

 

The GRE remains a requirement for all students seeking admission to the Augusta University Physician Assistant Program. Currently, ETS is offering the GRE General Test at Home. Per their website:

 

"To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option. The test is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the GRE General Test taken at a test center. It is taken on your own computer at home and is monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU®. At home administrations are currently available around the clock every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday through June 30, 2020. Appointments may be available as early as 24 hours after you register."

 

Though we do not have any established timelines, since this is a fluid situation, please know we are working diligently as a program to ensure continuity of excellence and will communicate any pertinent information to all interested parties when appropriate.

 

Please continue to stay connected via our website as we work through this situation.

 

Updated: May 28, 2020

Overview

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.

student surgery clinic


How to Apply

The Augusta University Physician Assistant Program application is OPEN. Click here to apply. Our online application cycle begins July 1, 2020 with a deadline of October 15, 2020 to have all materials in for the following years May entry into our program (Example: July 1, 2020 with deadline of Oct 15, 2020 for entry mid-May 2021).

Contact Us

   College of Allied Health Sciences 
       Physician Assistant
    Health Sciences Building
       987 St. Sebastian Way
       Room 3304
       Augusta, GA 30912
user icon    Peggy Jeffcoat
   706-721-3247
   paprogram@augusta.edu