“Our program will recruit students from underserved areas and disadvantaged backgrounds and prepare them to provide excellent primary care to their populations by returning to those areas of need,” said Tom Colletti, director of the PA program. “Our feasibility study for the program revealed that in the state, there is a 10-to-1 applicant-to-graduate ratio, indicating a high demand for students who want to become physician assistants.”
The PA program begins as Campbell celebrates the 25th anniversary of its College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The School of Pharmacy was the first new pharmacy program to open in the United States in more than 35 years, when it was established in 1986.
Click here to read more about the Campbell PA program, which expects to have 68 students enrolled by the next academic year.