We are committed to integrating the most current and effective instructional strategies, technology, and learning experiences to best prepare our students to meet the present and future healthcare needs of the region and the nation.

Student-Centric and Mission-Focused

With a primary goal to reduce suffering and empower our patients to lead lives of greater contentment, we focus on faculty, student and patient contentment throughout the PA program. In so doing, it is our goal to assist students in not only developing into stellar, competent, compassionate and mission-focused PAs, but also to become better at “being”.

Beyond our stellar experiential activities, conducted throughout all phases of the Program, we also implement mindful active learning strategies that are purposive, holistic, reflective, complex, engaging, collaborative, and case-based.

  • Highlights of the MPAS Program
    • Students begin clinical experiences in their very first week of the program and pediatric experience beginning in their second semester
    • Student-centric program with small class size
    • Student leadership involvement in program
    • Emphasis on rural primary care for the underserved
    • Emphasis on behavioral medicine and mindfulness healthcare
    • Team-based, active-learning strategies embedded throughout program
    • Evidence-based curriculum, modularized by organ system (course alignment so when studying for one course you are studying for other courses)
    • Course exams are developed to be like the NCCPA Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and exam items are mapped to our instructional and learning objectives following a similar style as the PANCE blueprints.
    • Robust, built-in remediation strategies
    • New facilities including 10 room simulation suite with both standardized patient examination rooms and high-fidelity simulation mannequin hospital room and dedicated cadaver lab
  • What Makes Our Program Stand-Out

    Based on our review of other programs, we are among the few or only programs to offer:

    • On-Site primary and specialty care clinic for the underserved with family medicine, internal medicine, behavioral medicine/psychiatry, women’s health, orthopedics, dentristry and dental hygiene, occupational therapy physical therapy - students rotate through the clinic supervised by their program faculty
    • Two full semesters of training in psychiatry/behavioral medicine
    • Three semesters of physiology/pathophysiology coursework modularized by organ system coinciding with clinical medicine coursework
    • Three semesters of pharmacology/pharmacotherapy coursework modularized by organ system coinciding with clinical medicine coursework
    • Training in mindfulness practices in healthcare
    • Extra internal medicine rotation in Cardiology, Pulmonology, or Clinical Pharmacology required for all students in addition to their internal medicine - hospitalist rotation.

Apply to the E&H Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program

  • The E&H MPAS Program uses the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) for all applications.
  • Our CASPA Application Process Opens On July 1st
  • E&H’s CASPA GRE Code = 7413