Director’s Message

Physician Assistant Program

Campbell is committed to educating the very best PA clinicians to serve the community and national needs as healthcare providers and leaders prepared for the challenges of the future.

Tom Colletti, MPAS, PA-C

Director’s Message

As program director, I am very pleased to welcome you to the Campbell University Physician Assistant Program website. Please take a few moments to visit and browse the site to learn more about our growing professional program. Our charter class of 34 students graduated in December 2013. We are proud that they are now serving their communities as practicing physician assistants. I am thankful to the wonderful faculty and staff members who diligently attend to delivering the quality curriculum we have developed to prepare students for clinical practice. The dedicated support of Campbell’s President, Provost and Dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Science inspires us all to the mission of Faith, Learning, and Service. With the help of all this talent and support, the Campbell PA Program has been granted Accreditation-Continued by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) in March 2014. Please read further about our accreditation status on our webpage.

 

The program is fortunate to be located in the Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences, less than a mile from the main campus. This wonderful new home is shared with the medical students from the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine. This new facility is equipped with the latest teaching technology in medical education including a simulation center, an OSCE suite, a cadaveric anatomy lab, a physical exam lab, large classrooms, and space for students to study and gather.

 

In the changing healthcare environment of today the need for primary care providers has never been greater. PAs are recognized as integral members of the healthcare team, and the profession is prepared to respond to the primary care shortage that is evident throughout the healthcare system. Campbell is committed to educating the very best PA clinicians to serve community and national needs as healthcare providers and leaders in order to meet the challenges of the future.

 

The future is bright for PAs. The physician assistant degree is consistently ranked one of the best master’s degrees, citing the profession’s favorable outlook for salary, long-term employment, and job satisfaction. Expectations are for an increased demand for PAs over the next decade. This is the time for you to consider answering the call to become a PA. This is the time for you to consider becoming a Campbell PA. I encourage you to apply to our program and set a course for your future in medicine.

 

With best wishes for all of your endeavors,

 

Tom Colletti, MPAS, PA-C
Chair & Director, Campbell PA Program