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.  ‌

It's SWEET to be a PA!

Class of 2018 President Amanda Miller and PA Program Director Kim Dempsey with the Governor's Proclamation

EVMS kicked off PA Week celebrations with a festive dessert celebration "It's SWEET to be a PA!" on Thursday, October 6. Governor Terry McAuliffe officially proclaimed PA Week in Virginia.  Dr. Tom Parish, newly retired program director, received a flag that flew over the state capital on the day he retired. Dr. Craig Goodmurphy, Professor of Pathology and Anatomy provided an informal lecture on his experiences with the PA profession and teaching PA students. 

Students put their artistic skills to work by participating in a community service event for the Lily Pad Project, that was founded by Nick Konker, a 17-year old who fought leukemia. The Lily Pads are a skateboard-like platform attached to IV poles that allows kids to have a place to sit safely as their ‌parents walk them down the halls of the hospital.  ‌

Hurricane Matthew forced the postponement of other planned events. 

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