Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

The Emory PA Program is excited to celebrate the Class of 2020! Many of our students choose the Emory PA program because they feel at home from the moment they meet us. Our program is rigorous and highly-ranked, but our students quickly become part of the PA Program family. As colleagues, they learn together and support each other. Our faculty and staff inspire them, push them, and cheer them on. As the Class of 2020 moves forward with their careers, they will always be part of our Emory PA family. 

PA Program Ranked 5th in Nation

Emory's Physician Assistant Program has a long, proud history of being one of the top-ranked programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Ranked #5 in 2019, the Emory PA Program has been ranked among the top 5 graduate level PA Programs by US News and World Report since the first PA Program rankings were published.

Program Options and Admissions

The Emory PA program offers a variety of education options for students interested in a career as a PA. 

Learn more about the Master's Degrees we offer:

Applicants who have served their communities or their countries through volunteer activities, military service, employment opportunities and/or service-oriented programs greatly enhance the cultural perspective of the class.

PA Program Admission Brochure

Open House Information

Register for the final 2021 Virtual Open House: July 30, from 3 - 4:30 pm. You will receive the Zoom link upon registration.

View a previously recorded Virtual Open House:


Future PA


The Emory Physician Assistant Program recruits educates and mentors a diverse group of students to become highly regarded physician assistants providing compassionate health care of the highest quality.


The Program values the highest standards of professionalism and team-based medicine with a commitment to the medically underserved.

Graduates are prepared to practice evidence-based primary care and preventive medicine, engage in lifelong learning and assume future leadership roles.

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Meet our People

The Emory PA program recruits experienced, expertly trained team members from all over the country. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in education and service.

Admission to the Emory PA Program is very competitive. For the 2021 class, we had more than 2,000 applicants for 54 spots. Meet a few of our outstanding students.

Learn more about what some of our incredible graduates are doing now.

Resources and Program Information

Keep updated on the Emory PA program news, resources and learn how to donate to financially help.

Emory Farmworker Project

Life-changing care for Georgia's migrant workers

Through the Emory Farmworker Project, our faculty and trainees provide free on-site health care to more than 2,000 farmworkers and their families. These community members lack access to even basic medical care, and our volunteers gain experience in providing culturally sensitive, compassionate care for a wide range of health concerns to the people who need it most.