Physician Associate Studies

Physician Associate Studies

We are hosting an in person Open Day for MSc Physician Associate Studies on Wednesday 22 May 2024, as well as two Online Info Sessions on Thursday 28 March 2024 and Tuesday 21 May 2024, where you can find out more about the degree programme. Find out more and register here.

Physician Associate students in Aberdeen are taught in a thriving medical school that is co-located on one of the largest clinical sites in Europe with superb teaching and extensive facilities.

Embedded within the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, we have been providing clinical excellence and innovation since 1497, and are proud to be the second longest running course in the UK, and the only university in Scotland to offer this exciting MSc.

Our established course sees our students undertake a modern, dynamic and clearly delivered curriculum using a systems-based, integrated approach. Student feedback is encouraged and is extremely important in informing future course developments.

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.