WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 20, 2020 — The application cycle for the next class of graduate students entering the West Liberty University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program is now open and will continue to accept applications until Oct. 1, 2020.
To allow prospective students to learn more about the program, meet the faculty and ask questions, WLU will hold a virtual open house using the Zoom video platform at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 27.
“This will be our second virtual open house,” said Program Director Dr. William Childers. “Having an open house on Zoom is a perfect chance for any student interested in learning more about our program to join us and find out what makes WLU’s program special.”
Students accepted into the master’s degree program will begin their studies in July 2021.
West Liberty University’s physician assistant program welcomed its first class in the summer of 2012 and continues to accept qualified students on an annual basis.
Featuring a small class size of 18 students, WLU has one of the most affordable programs in the state, according to Sara Sweeney, who serves as WLU’s director of Graduate Studies.
WLU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program takes 24 months to complete with students completing coursework on campus during the first year and clinical rotations in the second year.
The Bureau of Labor statistics indicates that the PA profession will grow by 31% from 2018 – 2028. In some rural and underserved communities, PAs may serve as the primary providers of healthcare.
For complete information on the physician assistant program at WLU, please visit westliberty.edu/pa or call 304-336-5098.