Campbell University offers the only PA/MS in Public Health dual degree program in North Carolina, providing PA students with a solid foundation in health care research and outcomes evaluation. This educational background will help broaden students’ perspective to view health care services in terms of community or population needs, and teach them how to contribute as community health leaders, educators and policy makers, affecting the local, state and national health care systems.
State of the Art Facilities
Campbell’s Physician Assistant Program is housed in the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences. The 96,500 square foot facility contains a simulation center for standardized patients, a physical assessment lab, 12 OSCE rooms, and an anatomy lab. It includes student group rooms, a resource library, a small café, and sophisticated technical equipment for hands-on, real-life application. In 2016, the PA Program will joining its colleagues at CPHS in the Tracey F. Smith Hall of Nursing & Health Sciences, which is currently under construction.
Elevate Your Career
By earning a dual degree, students have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills, better comprehend health care needs and enhance their careers by learning to perceive issues from a broader perspective than their colleagues. CNN ranked physician assistants as the second highest ranked job on their list of “100 Best Jobs in America.” The expected job outlook for physician assistant candidates is exceptionally bright, with an anticipated growth of more than 20% between 2008 and 2018.