This month, the first cohort of the new physician assistant studies program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta began their studies.
In 2017, Morehouse approved the establishment of a physician assistant program and began planning the curriculum. Over two years later, the program’s first class of 20 students arrived on campus for orientation. When the class graduates in 2021, each student will receive a master of science in medicine physician assistant studies degree.
“The Morehouse School of Medicine physician assistant program is driven by vision, mission and legacy. It will empower students to make health equity a priority and address community health issues. This has been a phenomenal journey. Our success is primarily a result of the great support from our executive leadership, and the unified efforts and contributions from the entire MSM community,” said Pangela Dawson, founding director of the new program.