The South East School of Physician Associates is a collaborative project which supports the development of Physician Associates across Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Thames Valley and Wessex in the UK.

The South East school is sponsored by NHS England.

What is a Physician Associate?

A Physician Associate (PA) is a dependent healthcare professional who is trained to the medical model and works under the supervision of a Consultant or GP.

Training to be a PA

Postgraduate training courses are intensive full time, two year programmes delivered over at least 45 weeks per year. Entrants are typically biomedical/life science graduates with the minimum of a 2:1 degree. There is also an undergraduate pathway with an integrated masters over 4 years.

CPD for PAs

Physician Associates undertake continued professional development to remain up to date, enhancing and developing their skills to continue working as a safe practitioner and improve standards of care.

Recruiting PAs

If your organisation is based within Thames Valley, Wessex, Kent, Surrey or Sussex and you are considering employing a PA, please click for further information.

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