College of Medical Science at AB

Alderson Broaddus University, College of Medical Science

The mission of the Alderson Broaddus University, College of Medical Science, School of Anatomical Science is to foster a continuing level of excellence in teaching anatomical disciplines to professional students in health-related and scientific fields while preparing them with the tools, and scientific knowledge needed to become future anatomical scientists and educators.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Welcome to the College of Medical Science, School of Physician Assistant Studies. Alderson Broaddus University has a long history of educating physician assistants. Founded in 1968 by Dr. Hu C. Myers, our alumni are recognized nationwide for their high quality and professionalism. Here you will receive a high quality education founded in 50 years of success, centered on patient care and the physician-physician assistant team model. Please feel free to review our web site or contact us for further information about the AB Physician Assistant Studies Program. I wish you the very best in your endeavors to become a physician assistant.

The mission of the Alderson Broaddus University School of Physician Assistant Studies is to academically and clinically prepare physician assistants who deliver high-quality, patient-centered, primary and specialty care, with physician supervision, to diverse populations.

Graduates will achieve high-quality academic and clinical competence for professional practice as a physician assistant. The following six core competencies drives the curriculum and students will be continuously evaluated on each throughout their training.

Why Physician Assistant Studies at AB?

  • Medical Knowledge – Graduates will demonstrate core knowledge about established and evolving biomedical and clinical sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care using an investigatory and analytic thinking approach to clinical situations.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills – Graduates will demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, the patient’s families, physicians, professional associates and the health care system.
  • Patient Care – Graduates will demonstrate care that is effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of wellness.
  • Professionalism – Graduates will demonstrate a high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement – Graduates will be able to assess, evaluate and improve their patient care practices.
  • Systems-Based Practice – Graduates will demonstrate awareness of and responsiveness to the larger system of health care to provide patient care that is of optimal value.