I want to welcome and encourage each of you to explore how you can become part of our excellent physician assistant program. If you are an applicant, make sure you take advantage of the Closer Look Tours offered by the Admissions Office. There you will learn more about the curriculum, our students and faculty. If you are a physician assistant alumnus from our program, please visit our Facebook page MCG/GHSU/GRU/AU Physician Assistant Program Graduates for job opportunities and to connect with other graduates, faculty, and staff. If you are a health professional who would like to get involved in our teaching program or in our community service activities please let us know how you would like to volunteer you time and talents.

On a personal level, I am a graduate of the University of Colorado's Child Health Associate Program, one of the first physician assistant programs developed in the country and the only program that specialized in pediatrics. I have been the Chair of the Augusta University PA program since 1984 and take great pride in being a part of the leadership of the College of Allied Health Sciences. Practicing weekly as a physician assistant in the Family Medicine Center of the Augusta University Health System, I still find my health career exciting. I work with an outstanding group of PA educators that are dedicated and committed to excellence. The Augusta University PA faculty members have been recognized on national and regional levels for their many contributions to the profession.

I am pleased that you are interested in the Augusta University Physician Assistant Department. Our program is offered on the Augusta campus during the didactic phase and we offer clinical rotations for the second year of training across Georgia and the Southeast and we are expanding these opportunities daily. The Augusta University has recently celebrated 43 years of physician assistant graduates for the state of Georgia. We are the only state-assisted physician assistant program in Georgia. We embrace our statewide mission in meeting the healthcare needs of Georgia's citizens.

Employers and preceptors rate our graduates with nearly 100% satisfaction rating and our students' passing rates on the national certification board exceed national averages. Our faculty have worked hard to build a unique graduate curriculum that will develop excellent clinicians, educators and leaders of the future. I look forward to your application.

Warmest regards,

Bonnie A. Dadig, Ed.D, PA-C
Chair and Professor

Bonnie Dadig