Established in 1907 as teacher's college, East Carolina University enrolls over 23,000 students each year. The University serves a focal point in eastern North Carolina for business, medicine and higher education. The Physician Assistant Studies program is located on the beautiful medical campus of East Carolina University and nestled between the Brody School of Medicine and teaching hospital, Vidant Medical Center.

Students and faculty have access to the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library named for Dr. William E. Laupus, MD a graduate of Yale Medical School, former dean and visionary of what is now the Brody School of Medicine. Laupus Library. Located within the College of Allied Health Sciences, students have access to the most up-to-date resources and technology necessary for success in the medical field.