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 third year and has doubled in size. As a relatively new and rigorous programme, it offers an alternative career within a wider multidisciplinary medical team. For more information see https://courses.uwe.ac.uk/B9611/physician-associate-studies or join the open group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1335328979856958/.

The PA Society at UWE

The UWE PA Society 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?

Also, make sure you like this Facebook page where we advertise events:


Forthcoming events:

We hold frequent events throughout the year so stay updated through our social media. For any queries please contact any of the society leadership listed below:

President - Sean Maber 

Vice-President - Tom Sinclair 

Treasurer - Rosa Moran 

Media and Publicity - Georgia Cummings

Events Officer - Georgie Smith

Social Secretary - Chris Gentry

Participation and Equality - Chloe Powell

Equipment and Safety - Kirsten Bernard 

*NEW* Society Hoodies:

We are now taking orders for our new hoodies! Currently we are offering two styles, pullover and zip-up brandishing our very own logo created by a Physician Associate student right here at UWE - Zara Hussain. Prices are listed according to style and for a limited time offered at a reduced price for members only. Below is the catalogue of the colours and design of the hoodies, you will be prompted for size and colour when you proceed to the check-out.