Do you want to join one of the world's fastest growing healthcare professions?
The physician associate (PA) role has grown rapidly internationally, with PAs fast becoming one of the most sought after healthcare professionals.
A PA works as a member of a medical team under the supervision of a doctor or surgeon in a wide variety of workplaces (including all types of hospital and surgical care, GP practices and community health services).
PAs are highly skilled healthcare professionals who provide a broad range of medical services. PAs support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients and are trained to perform a number of roles including taking medical histories, performing examinations, making diagnoses and analysing test results.
Find out more about the role of the PA in the healthcare system.
Is Physician Associate Studies for you?
Yes if you are a graduate of the health sciences or your career is already in healthcare and you want to pursue a career that offers you the opportunity to provide patient-focused care in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Key features of the course
An intensive, demanding, fast-paced two-year course
Quality clinical placements from year one
Teaching delivered by experienced international PA educators and Medical School faculty
Why Physician Associate Studies at RCSI?
Ireland's largest medical school
Shaped and delivered by PA clinicians with over 35 years' experience of this career
Mentorship by qualified PA clinicians in clinical practice areas
Access to clinical specialties across hospitals and communities
Access to simulation facilities as part of the new RCSI Academic and Education Building
Be part of this new and rapidly growing profession and follow a career path which has already had proven international success in countries including the US (there are over 110,000 Physician Associates practicing there), Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.