Top Ten Reasons


#10.

Our weather is warm. We are located in Augusta, the second largest city in Georgia, along the Savannah River and Augusta Canal, and the cost of living here is relatively inexpensive.

#9.

Home-grown faculty dynamics. The majority of our faculty graduated from the AU Physician Assistant Program.

#8.

Interprofessional Educational Activities (IPE) with other health professions throughout training including the UGA School of Pharmacy, AU Dental Hygiene, and AU Medical School.

#7.

Our graduates consistently pass the PANCE (PA national certification exam) their first time at a rate higher than the national average. The PA Class of 2021 had a 100% First Time Taker Pass Rate, and our 5 Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate is 99%!

#6.

Low faculty to student ratio with one on one faculty advisement throughout the program.

#5.

Monthly volunteer opportunities to see patients in the Equality Clinic and Clínica Latina.

#4. State of the Art AU Medical Simulation Center and Center for Ultrasound Education for Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training.
#3.

Low tuition cost compared to other programs in the state and region.

#2.

Human Gross Anatomy course - full dissection cadaver lab, not a simulation.

#1.

AND THE NUMBER 1 REASON TO CHOOSE Augusta University's Master of Physician Assistant Program over others is because: WE CARE ABOUT OUR STUDENTS!