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 Department of Physician Assistant Studies

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PA Degree The Physician Assistant master's degree program takes pride in developing leaders who inspire, empower and influence positive change.The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to provide educational experiences which prepare physician assistant graduates to enhance access to primary medical care, with a hope to increase care for the citizens of rural and medically-underserved Eastern North Carolina and beyond. We seek to achieve this mission in an educational community where faculty, staff, clinical instructors, students, and other health care providers work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, compassion, and commitment.
Closer Look

If you are planning to apply to the ECU Physician Assistant Studies program within the next 1-2 years and have questions about the program, you can attend one of our Closer Look sessions. Closer Look is a time to closely examine program requirements and get tips on creating the best application. The sessions are led by members of the admissions committee. These events are held quarterly from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. see below for upcoming sessions.

At this time, the November Closer Look Session is filled to capacity. If you have any questions, please send them to

For prospective applicants who are more than two years from applying, representatives from the ECU PA program can be found at university open house events (see calendar of events here) or for undergraduate and high school groups questions can be directed to Also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for specific information regarding the program.   
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PA Students Practice Through Simulation Labs

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Alspaugh Presented with NCAPA Scholarship

Brandon Alspaugh, a second-year student in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies was presented with the NCAPA Endowment scholarship from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. These educational scholarships are awarded to one second/final-year student at each PA program in the state who is a member of NCAPA and submits a strong endowment grant application.


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