Physician Assistant Studies

PCOM Georgia


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Physician Assistant Studies
At PCOM Georgia

Physician Assistants (PAs) deliver a broad range of medical services in a variety of clinical settings under the supervision of licensed physicians. PAs examine patients, perform medical procedures, order tests and provide other services as part of a collaborative healthcare team.

As a student in PCOM's PA master’s degree program—offered at our Philadelphia, PA and Suwanee, GA locations—you’ll receive a comprehensive academic and clinical medical education to prepare for a professional role as a Physician Assistant.

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About the PA Program in Suwanee, Georgia

Launched in 2016, PCOM Georgia’s Master of Science (MS) in Health Sciences - Physician Assistant Studies program focuses on educating students to treat the whole person—not just the symptoms. This holistic approach provides an invaluable foundation to help you better serve those who seek care.

During our 26-month program, you’ll receive comprehensive classroom instruction in preparation for your clinical work. You will work with patient actors and use advanced technologies in hands-on experiences designed to help you develop the communication and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in the field.

Our clinical rotations provide students with experience in emergency medicine, family medicine, gynecology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and behavioral medicine. Students also have the opportunity to pursue elective rotations in orthopedics, dermatology, trauma and cardiology.

At PCOM Georgia, we strive to empower our PA Studies program graduates to be leaders who strive for excellence in all academic and professional endeavors while helping to provide health care for those in need.

Career Options for Physician Assistants 

PA program graduates have unique and varied career options. Physician assistants are needed to serve a diverse range of patients in settings including:

  • Private practice
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Student health centers
  • Rural and urban clinics

Physician assistants may work in family or internal medicine, but you can also find them in specialties including surgery, emergency medicine, psychiatry, dermatology and many more.

Career Outlook for PAs

The career outlook for physician assistants is positive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of PAs is projected to grow 37 percent from 2016 to 2026. Compensation for PAs is also attractive with the BLS reporting mean annual wages in 2018 of $108,430.

As of May 2018, more than 3,400 physician assistants were employed in Georgia with an annual mean wage of $103,190.

  • Take your first step toward a career as a physician assistant and apply today for our PA program in Georgia.

    How do I apply to PCOM's Physician Assistant program in Georgia?

    1. Review PCOM's application requirements for the Physician Assistant Studies program.
    2. Submit your application by visiting Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA), an online application service.
    3. Submit all required application materials, including the PCOM application fee.

    For questions regarding the submission of the CASPA application and GPA calculation, contact CASPA directly at caspainfo@caspaonline.org or 617-612-2080.

    Should you have any questions related to the Physician Assistant Studies program or admissions process at PCOM Georgia, please contact the Office of Admissions via email at admissions@pcom.edu.

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  • During the 26-month program, students will prepare for careers as physician assistants through lectures, laboratory classes and clinical rotations where students will develop technical proficiency along with communication and problem-solving skills.

    What courses will I take as a PA student?


    MS program courses may include:

    • Medicine, Law and Health Care Ethics
    • Pathology
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Pharmacology
    • Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

    Students also participate in interprofessional education (IPE) courses in which PA students work with students in PCOM Georgia’s other healthcare programs to discuss and investigate approaches to solving healthcare issues as a collaborative team.

  • For the 2019-2020 academic year, total tuition and fees for the Physician Assistant Studies (MS in Health Sciences) program is $99,491 with a total estimated cost of attendance of $169,258. Visit the Bursar's Office section for additional tuition and billing details. For information about financial aid—including scholarships, loans, how to apply, debt management counseling and more—view our Office of Financial Aid pages.