Master of Physician Assistant Program
Physician assistants perform many clinical functions, allowing the physicians and other health professionals they work with more time for duties requiring their particular knowledge and skill. PAs may specialize in virtually any health care field.
In most clinical settings, physician assistants have their own patient load. They obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory results, write prescriptions, and assess and treat common illnesses. They also provide such services as disease prevention information, health promotion activities, counseling, and patient education.
|The Physician Assistant training grant received from the Health Resources and Services Administration includes an oral health objective. We utilize Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum in order to meet this objective. This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 8.5 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.|
MPA Bridge Program
The University System of Georgia met on March 18, 2014, and reviewed and approved
our proposal to establish the MPA Bridge Program. For more information as we continue
to develop and initiate this program, please see our MPA Bridge Program page.
|PA News Spotlight|
The PA Class of 2016 is hosting the Running Through The Decades 5K/10K Resolution Run on March 28, 2015, at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. This annual fundraising race benefits the Christ Church Health Clinic that is run locally by our Physician Assistant students here in Augusta, Georgia. Please click here for more information and to register for the race!
The Mayor of Augusta, GA, Deke Copenhaver presented a proclamation in recognition
of Allied Health Professionals week to several students from the College of Allied
Health Sciences and the Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Andrew
Balas. Chris Woods, PA-S, is 4th from the left, Mayor Copenhaver is 5th from the left,
and Dr. Balas is 6th from the left.
The online application for entrance into our program in May 2016 will open on July
1, 2015. The deadline is Oct 15, 2015 to have ALL materials into the Office of Academic Admissions. We encourage early application.
Students applying to our program are required to take the Graduate Record Examination
(GRE). Please visit The GRE� General Test for additional details.