EVMS welcomed more than 80 students in the Physician Assistant Class of 2020 during the first day of orientation Jan. 2. 

The PA program is divided into two phases spanning 28 consecutive months.

The 16-month pre-clinical year includes traditional classroom instruction and simulated patient interaction. Nine clinical field experiences provide direct supervised patient care in a variety of medical and surgical disciplines.

PA students also run and work in the HOPES student-run free clinic, volunteer with various community organizations and participate in Community Impact Day.