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.

EVMS PA Week was an Unforgettable Celebration!

EVMS Physician Assistant Program students celebrated PA Week (October 6-12) to honor the PA Profession. The highlight of the week was the Annual Eugene A. Stead Memorial Lecture held at Norfolk's Naro Expanded Cinema. The evening's theme was a night at the movies and featured a student-made film "On Becoming a PA: A Comedy of Growing Pains." The film depicted the Class of 2017's first bungling experiences taking patient histories on the way to becoming legendary advanced care practitioners (ACPs).

This year's Stead Memorial lecturer was Karen Hills, MS, PA-C the Program Director of the PA Program at Duke University and Past President of PAEA,  who shared her experiences and insight into the many faces of PA education and the PA role.


The EVMS School of Health Professions will not be placing students on clinical experiences of any kind in North Carolina until further notice.


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