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.
Four faculty members in Elon 's Department of Physical Assistant Studies presented at the 2014 Physician Assistant Education (PAEA) Forum held in Philadelphia on Oct. 15-19.
The director of Elon University's Physician Assistant Studies program received the PAEA's 2014 Master Faculty Award for her contributions to physician assistant education.
A federal program of the Health Resources and Services Administration will provide full tuition and a stipend to four Elon University graduate students planning to work in medically underserved regions across the United States.
As part of an effort to improve the medical education system in Iraq, the physicians visited Elon's Francis Center on Aug. 21.
Graduate students in Elon's Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies programs worked July 11 with a nationally recognized artist to paint muscles, tissue and bone onto classmates in a hands-on approach to anatomy.
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.