Elon's 27-month, full-time program prepares graduates to think critically and act skillfully to meet expanding health care needs in local and global communities.
Students will immerse themselves in a curriculum structured around active learning strategies through collaborative work with Elon's faculty, scholars and practitioners in the field. Students emerge in a little more than two years as graduates prepared to employ the most current knowledge to care for patients' physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
The Elon PA program, along with the Elon Doctor of Physical Therapy program, is housed within the School of Health Sciences.
First-year Elon Physician Assistant Studies Program students participated in a service learning project at Garrett Elementary School in Mebane, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2018.
Assistant professors Tracey Thurnes and Cindy Bennett in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies recently authored articles that appeared in a variety of publications.
Assistant Professor Melissa Scales was joined by four students in the Physician Assistant Studies program in Belize, where they worked with Hillside Health Care International.
The July 12 ceremony commemorated the lives and contributions of the program’s first nine anatomical donors.
Elon University had a strong presence at the conference, held May 19-23 in New Orleans, with 11 physician assistant students from the classes of 2019 and 2020 attending and four faculty members presenting.
The first peer-reviewed poster session by the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants was held this month in Durham, N.C.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Elon University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Elon University.
Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2026. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.