- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Healthcare in America is a multifaceted human endeavor delivered by a team of professionals. Physician Assistants have been a valuable member of this team since the 1970’s. As the practice of medicine has evolved, so has the role of the Physician Assistant. Today, hospitals prefer to hire trained, job-ready PAs. In response to this need, the College of Health Sciences under the leadership of Dean Lephart initiated a post-graduate PA residency training program. Dr. Sibu Saha, the Medical Director of the UK Physician Assistant Master’s degree program, was asked by the Dean to lead the task of building a post graduate education program for the Department of PA Studies.
Our program collaborates with hospitals across Kentucky to train PAs to meet the future need. Our tracks are paid positions in medicine and surgery; providing opportunities for intensive clinical work, didactics, research, lecturing, conferences, and much more.