Foundational medical knowledge
Crucial field experience with onsite clinics
Blood draws in the lab — lots of practice
Hands-on learning and practice
Serving the community through education

Academics

The required physician assistant curriculum for the master’s degree is designed to be completed in 27 months. Whether you enroll in the Hendersonville or Wingate program, you’ll follow the same PA curriculum as you study and learn from the faculty and other students at both locations at the same time.

This is the physician assistant curriculum you can expect to follow:

Didactic Year

Clinical Year

The final semester for our physician assistant students focuses on completing your rotations, capstone project, comprehensive written exam and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

During the Objective Structured Clinical Examination, you interact with a series of patient simulations in stations that involve history taking, physical examination and patient management.

Successful completion of the above culminates in Commencement and sitting for the national certification examination. You’re one step closer to achieving your dream and entering the profession!