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Physician Assistant Department

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    The Physician Assistant (PA) Profession

    What is a Physician Assistant?

    Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in most states can write prescriptions.

    The Physician Assistant Program at UMES is a Master of Medical Science degree granting program. The program, committed to providing equal opportunity, promotes health and wellness through the provision of quality primary health care education. Our diverse environment values the discovery of knowledge, the development and dissemination, and practical application of that knowledge through community outreach and service.

    About the Physician Assistant (PA) Program

    Information about the PA profession
    UMES PA Program's Mission, Goals, and Vision

    Information for Prospective Students

    Information about Admissions
    Tuition and Financial Aid
    Matriculation Requirements.


    Information about the PA Program's classes and curriculum.

    Faculty and Staff Directory

    Listing of all PA Program faculty and staff.

    Professional Resources

    Listing of Physician Assistant Program professional resources.

    Contact Us

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Physician Assistant Department

    11868 Academic Oval
    Hazel Hall, Suite 1062
    Princess Anne, MD  21853
    Phone:  (410) 651-8452
    Fax:  (410) 651-7586


  • Program Accreditation Statement

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The University of Maryland Eastern Shore anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2020, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2020 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.  The program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation is not received.