Physician Assistant Master’s Program Debuts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

umes_logo1The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically Black educational institution in Princess Anne, has established a new master of medical science degree program in physician assistant studies. This fall 37 students will enroll in the program. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the demand for physician assistants will grow 30 percent by the end of decade.

The university has offered courses preparing students for physician assistant studies since 1999. In the new master’s degree program, students will spend 15 months of eight-hour days in the classroom and laboratory. They will then spend 12 months in clinical practice alongside licensed professionals.

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