About the PA Program


 

What is the PA profession's outlook?

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the May 2020 median annual salary for Physician Assistants was $115,390 per year. The BLS projects that the number of PA jobs will increase by 31 percent between 2020 and 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. 2022 US News and World Report ranks PA as the #2 Best Health Care Job and the #3 Best Job overall.

Augusta University has a long tradition of PA education.

Augusta University's PA program received its accreditation in 1973, making it one of the oldest programs in the South. Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia is the 11th oldest medical school in the United States.

Home-grown Faculty
Ten of our PA faculty members are graduates of the Augusta University program:

Associate Professor, Laura Lee, MHE, PA-C, ('86)
Associate Professor Emeritus, Sara Haddow Liebel, MSA, PA-C ('91)
Chair, Lisa Daitch, MPA, PA-C ('98)
Associate Professor, Kathy Dexter, MPA, PA-C ('08)
Director of Education, Stevie Redmond, PA-C ('10)
Associate Director of Education, Kelly Reed, PharmD, PA-C ('11)
Assistant Professor, Amanda Breeden, PA-C ('12)
Associate Admissions Director, Rachel Fink, PA-C ('12)
Program Director, Elizabeth Prince-Coleman, PA-C ('13)
Clinical Director, Tyger Meade Clayton, PA-C ('14)