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 website 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.


Thomas Moore

Dean of the College of Medical Science, Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Thomas Moore

Dean of the College of Medical Science, Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

(304) 457-6283

Dr. Thomas Moore, EdD., DMSc, PA-C, is the Dean, College of Medical Science, Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies, and Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies.  Dr. Moore is a graduate of the AB University PA Program with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and a Master of Medical Science degree in Surgery. He has also completed the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Certificate Program, graduated from Walden University with a Doctor of Education, and from the University of Lynchburg with a Doctor of Medical Science degree.

Dr. Moore’s areas of practice include Surgical Critical Care and Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is NCCPA certified and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American Association for Anatomy, and the International Association of Medical Science Educators.

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The Alderson Broaddus University Physician Assistant Studies Program operates its admissions process on a rolling admissions cycle. This means that applications are processed and interviews are arranged as the applications are received. The program will not wait until after the application deadline has passed. This means it is to the applicant’s benefit to apply to the program early and to complete the application as soon as possible. With the submission of an application later in the process (before the deadline) your application will still be considered, processed, and an interview arranged; however, after the class fills applicants will be evaluated for an alternate waitlist.

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers & Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instruction
This training may require an evening or weekend commitment on the part of the student due to faculty/instructor resources and availability. Students will receive advanced notification as scheduled. Evening classes are routine during the didactic phase of the program. Saturdays and Sundays are utilized during the student’s didactic clinical training on a rotating schedule.

Classroom Instruction hours:
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Clinical hours:
Friday – 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.