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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Gilbert Boissonneault, PhD, PA-C, Division Director 

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The Physician Assistant (PA) Program, re-established in 1994, is the only PA training program in South Carolina. The University instituted a MEDEX program in the 1970s, which was later re-established in its current form as a PA training program to help meet the diverse health care needs of South Carolina. The program admits a group of students beginning May of each year into its two-year (27 months) curriculum. The students are awarded a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree upon completion of the program’s academic requirements. Fifteen months of didactic coursework and one year of clinical education are closely supervised by full- and part-time faculty. The MUSC PAS program is fully accredited by the ARC-PA and anticipates its next validation review in March 2020.



Last Published with Edits:March 25, 2015 3:59 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: July 2014

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