PA Studies announces the Emerging Leaders Program

The Department of Physician Assistant Studies and the Wake Forest University School of Business are excited to announce a new sequential degree option for applicants interested in the Wake Forest PA Program. The Emerging Leaders Program is a 34-month program in which students first earn an MA in Management from the Wake Forest University School of Business (10 months) and then earn an MMS in Physician Assistant Studies within Wake Forest School of Medicine (24 months).

The Emerging Leaders Program seeks to create a future generation of leaders for the PA profession. Its mission is to produce highly capable, entrepreneurial physician assistants equipped with the business competencies to succeed in a complex health care environment. Graduates will be character-driven leaders who are prepared to transform the delivery of health care, promote its responsible use, and provide compassionate, high quality patient care while continually advancing the PA profession. The core tenets of the program are

  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation
  • Problem-based and action-oriented learning
  • Interprofessional education.

Applicants interested in the Emerging Leaders Program can get more information from the PA Studies website.



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