Featured Associate: South University – Richmond

The South University – Richmond campus welcomed its inaugural Master of Science in Physician Assistant cohort in January of 2017 with 36 students. The Class of 2019 students graduated in March 2019 and 100% of students successfully passed their board exam (PANCE) on the first attempt. We are extremely proud of our inaugural cohort of students! Our graduates are now practicing throughout the United States in various specialties, including emergency medicine, cardiology, surgery and orthopedics.

The second cohort of students from our program graduated in March 2020 and are now eligible to take the PANCE exam. Many of them have accepted jobs and we are excited to hear about the contributions and impact they make while practicing the art and science of medicine! Our third cohort of students (Class of 2021) has just begun their clinical year while our fourth cohort of students (Class of 2022) is participating in the didactic portion of our program. Our program includes a full time 27 month curriculum with 1.5 years of didactic instruction followed by 1 year of clinical rotation curriculum. In addition to lectures given by faculty, members of the medical community bring their areas of expertise to the classroom, as well.

Our program is pleased to be a part of the vibrant medical community in Richmond and the surrounding area. Faculty and students from all cohorts are encouraged to participate in the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistant activities including the annual Challenge Bowl. The South University Richmond Physician Assistant Program has participated in the VAPA and AAPA Challenge bowl since the inaugural cohort began their graduate education. Students are encouraged to participate in local volunteer opportunities as their schedules allow.

Faculty and staff are committed to graduating prepared, caring, and professional Physician Assistants, and look forward to welcoming a new cohort in January, 2021. Read more about South University – Richmond’s PA program by clicking here.