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Greetings and welcome!

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others through becoming a highly competent medical practitioner, a world-class education awaits you at UC. Our program is rigorous, but the rewards are well worth it.

I am glad you are considering UC, and in my role as Admissions Coordinator I will be assisting you with learning more about our program and guiding you through the application procedure. This is a very exciting time in PA Education and especially for our Physician Assistant Program at the University of Charleston. Please feel free to contact me with any questions during your admissions process.

With warm regards, 

Pam Carden 

Pam Carden, MA - Admissions Coordinator 

Pam Carden, MA
Office: 304-357-4968

pamcarden@ucwv.edu 

Admissions Coordinator
"Training compassionate, patient-centered providers" 

"The UCPA program application was different from any of the other schools to which I applied. They are looking for professionals that know how to interact with patients and have a connection to the community. The faculty takes a genuine interest in each of the students, and you feel a valued part of the program."
— Katie Costantini, Class of 2016, Grand Rapids, MI 

"What strikes me most about my experience here is the amazing faculty and staff who continuously work behind the scenes to make the program successful. They demonstrate unwavering dedication and passion to our education and have truly become like family."
— Logan McHenry, Class of 2015, Denver, CO 

"I chose the UC PA program because you would be hard pressed to find as many faculty members who care so much about the success and well-being of their students. The program has not only made me into a great future provider, but has made my dream of making a difference in the lives of others come true."
— Lindsey Gobble Keeney, Class of 2015, Charleston, WV 

Contact Information

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University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program Blog 

Physician Assistant Program 
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE
Riggleman Hall #130
Charleston, WV 25304
Fax: 304-357-4932

Admissions Inquiries 
Pam Carden, MA
Admissions Coordinator
304-357-4968
pamcarden@ucwv.edu 

General Inquiries 
Lori Thornton
Administrative Assistant
304-357-4710
lorithornton@ucwv.edu 

UC's CASPA GRE Code is: 8830 

PA Direct Admission Application (CASPA) 

PA Fast Track Admission Application