Welcome to the Physician Associate Society at UWE

What are Physician Associates (PAs)?

A physician associate is a healthcare professional who practices medicine as a part of a healthcare team with collaborating physicians and other providers. In the UK, PAs are nationally certified to practice medicine but are not yet able to prescribe. A certified PA may add "C" at the end of his/her postnominal credentials. PAs are trained with the medical model (like doctors) and complete these qualifications in less time than a traditional medical degree. The educational model for PAs is based on the fast-tracked training of physicians during World War II.

The PA Course at UWE

The UWE PA course is now in it's second year and has doubled in size. It offers a way for people with an interest in medicine to practice medicine without the large investment in time required of a traditional medical degree.

The PA Society at UWE

The UWE PA Dociety is a forward-thinking academic society that offers people with an interest in medical science access to a range of innovative academic and social events. It is not just for current or aspiring Physician Associates but for anyone with a general interest in healthcare or medicine. We have close ties with both the UWE Physician Associate course and other courses nationally and internationally.

Join us

The society is free to join. Why not do it right now?

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Forthcoming events:

Thurs 3 May 2018. 7pm. Rm 1H12, Glenside Campus
Social Prescribing - drugs are not the only script. This is a talk from leaders in the field of "social prescribing" including the President of the College of Medicine and NHS England Social Prescribing Champion Dr Michael Dixon OBE.