Physician Associates (formerly Physician Assistants) are a new and rapidly growing group of graduate professionals in the UK. Whilst not doctors, they work to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision. With ever increasing demands on our National Health Service, the role of the PA is designed to supplement the medical workforce, ultimately improving patient access.  

Physician Associate Prospectus

Find out more about our MSc Physician Associate Studies.

Entrance Requirements

Read in detail our academic and non-academic requirements to study Physician Associate Studies.

Application Process

Read in detail the application process for Physician Associate Studies.

Course Assessment

Learn about the forms of assessment used in Physician Associate Studies. 

Clubs & Societies and Student Support

Find out about the full range of clubs and societies to enhance your studies at Aberdeen, as well as the comprehensive support services available. 

After Graduation

The Physician Associate role has been identified as a key profession in the NHS.  Find out more about life after graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

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