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Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Put your caring spirit and medical aptitude to work in the physician assistant studies program at Wingate University.


The Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies is dedicated to developing educated, productive and ethical physician assistants to serve the healthcare needs of the communities in which they practice.

A dedicated faculty firmly believes in this philosophy. Plus we have amazing students committed to building lives of healing and compassion. We know that becoming a physician assistant is not a snap decision. Chances are, you’ve thought about your life’s work for a long time. That’s why we owe you the best educational experience possible to seek your goals.

You see, we like knowing that we have a part in preparing the kind of people who don’t come along every day, who want to make the world a better place. That’s definitely one thing we have in common. You’ll find that’s just the beginning, but what a beginning it is.

Our Mission

The Wingate University Department of Physician Assistant Studies is dedicated to developing educated, productive and ethical physician assistants to serve the healthcare needs of the community in which they practice.

We also want your experience to be one of active learning. All classes are interactive and students should be prepared to contribute at many levels throughout their time with us. Learning to work in a group dynamic prepares you for organizational and patient situations in your career. We encourage questions and participation now so that you’ll be ready to interact meaningfully in your work.

  • We provide comprehensive didactic instruction that is aligned with NCCPA’s blueprint for each semester. To maintain this, we continually assess and review our curriculum to ensure we meet this goal.
  • Our training produces clinically competent physician assistants. To ensure this standard, we ask our program preceptors to complete an extensive survey at the end of rotation examinations.
  • We support a culture of learning and sharing information gained through practice for our clinical year students. We maintain this by assessing the elective rotations, capstone presentations and the interdisciplinary assignments for 8 of 10 required rotations.

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Student Attrition Information

Megan McNeill stands next to the Levine College of Health Sciences at Wingate University.

I have loved my time as a Wingate PA student and I will always be grateful for the love and care that was poured into my education from all of the staff. The Wingate PA program is truly a family, and that is the quality that originally brought me here. My mom began her battle with ALS shortly before I began the program and recently passed away. The staff has supported me throughout this journey, making sure that I am doing OK emotionally and that my education is on track. The whole experience has really shown me that being a part of the Wingate PA program was God’s plan and something I will always cherish.

Megan McNeill, Class of 2021

Contact Us

Wingate Campus
(704) 233-8051

Hendersonville Campus
(828) 309-0609