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Focus on Primary Care

Elon PA students learn to care for the whole patient - body, mind and spirit. The primary care-focused program employs a holistic approach to healthcare with an emphasis on: medical knowledge, interpersonal communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-and systems-based learning.

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Students working in the anatomy lab

First-rate Facilities

The newly renovated Gerald L. Francis Center was custom-designed for Elon’s School of Health Sciences. The building features an anatomy lab, clinical skills lab, simulated outpatient exam rooms, cardiopulmonary auscultation lab, dedicated PA classrooms and meeting areas, all with state-of-the-art technology to foster a learner-centered environment.

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Accomplished Faculty

The faculty has a combined 30 years of full-time PA education teaching experience and 60+ years of full-time clinical experience representing all four primary care disciplines and additional clinical subspecialty experience. All share a love for teaching, mentoring and engaging in service, research and leadership.

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Active Learning

Small group discussions, hands-on clinical skills labs and simulated patient experiences are incorporated throughout the curriculum to prep students for a host of professional experiences. The Continued Learning and Competency Development course series provides a clinical context for students to apply their new medical knowledge to patient care.

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M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies

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.

 

News

Charter class of Elon physician assistants achieves perfection on certifying exam

Elon professors and students present at Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Elon joins the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity

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.

School of Health Sciences hosts NC Standardized Patient Training Day

Elon University graduates charter Physician Assistant Studies class

Thirty-seven candidates in the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program received degrees during a Sunday ceremony in Whitley Auditorium.

Medicine takes flight for Elon PA graduate

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.

Accreditation

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.