Admissions Requirements Updates

 

Please check our Admissions Requirements frequently for updates.

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.

The Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) department has determined that the required classes and educational activities of this academic program satisfy the requirements to be eligible for assessment by the National Commission on Certifying Physician Assistants (NCCPA) to obtain national certification.  The MPA department has determined that this academic program meets the initial requirements for licensure in all states and territories. 

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How to Apply

The Augusta University Physician Assistant Program application is CLOSED.  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, 2024 with a deadline of October 15, 2024 for entry mid-May 2025).

 

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