Master of Physician Assistant Program

The Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) Program is an accredited 28-month program that provides graduates the skills and resources to deliver health care as physician assistant leaders in an evolving health-care industry. 

Graduates of the MPA Program are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE).  Upon successful completion of the PANCE, physician assistants may use the “PA-C” designation, pursue state licensure and practice medicine with a supervising physician.  ‌

Congratulations Class of 2017!

The MPA Program participated in several commencement week events that celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 as its members enter the PA profession.

EVMS Commencement

Eighty-two students received their diplomas during the EVMS Commencement
Ceremony at the Norfolk Scope. 

 MPA White Coat & Awards Ceremony

Faculty helped students don their long white coats for the first time. The 
ceremony included Pi Alpha PA National Honor Society inductions and the
presentation of several program, alumni and EVMS student government awards.

Military Commissioning 


PA Class of 2017 graduate Jeffrey Illinik, LTJG will serve in the Navy after graduation. He was officially recognized at the Military Commissioning and Recognition Ceremony aboard the USS Wisconsin berthed at Nauticus in downtown Norfolk. 

Campus Tours Available for Prospective Students

Individuals interested in visiting the EVMS campus and learning more about the Physician Assistant Program are encouraged to sign up for one of the upcoming scheduled tours. The tours are led by current PA students and offer the opportunity to see the campus and facilities and to ask questions and learn first-hand about life as an EVMS PA student. The next tours are scheduled at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 30 and at 4:15 PM on July 7. Click here to register for one of the tours.

These pages reflect current program information, including admissions criteria, costs and curricula.  Information is subject to change.