University of Charleston students who are selected for the Physician Assistant Program as undergraduates, either as a PA Scholar or PA Fast Track, will typically enter the master’s portion of their training the second semester of their junior year.
Those individuals who wish to earn a Bachelor of Health Science degree and Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree will follow the Health Science Physician Assistant Curriculum until they meet the requirements to matriculate into the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum. Or, these students may choose to earn only a master’s degree and will follow the PA Fast Track and Scholars – Non-Degree Seeking Curriculum until they meet the requirements to matriculate into the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum.
*All selected Direct Admission students will follow the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum.
"The University of Charleston’s PA Program has given me so much more than I could have ever imagined as I began my journey to become a Physician Assistant. The faculty and staff work tirelessly to ensure that each student is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to become exemplary PA’s. Our program has not only helped me develop and refine my skills to better serve others in the future, but it has ignited my passion for practicing the science as well as the art of medicine."
— Ashley Ebersole, Class of 2016, Maurertown, VA