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.
The university is among 20 schools and state health agencies taking part in a program meant to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the North Carolina healthcare workforce.
Thirty-seven candidates in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program received degrees during a Sunday ceremony in Whitley Auditorium.
2nd Lt. Jamie Seals, whose education was funded by the U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, reports for commissioned officer training in May as she begins her healthcare career by serving her country.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Elon University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Elon University.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.