[A]pplications for the NHS funded Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies programme are now open at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) for 2018 entry.
Physician Associates (PAs) support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.
As a Physician Associate, you might work in a GP surgery or be based in a hospital, but wherever you work, you’ll have direct contact with patients. A Physician Associate is an innovative, professional healthcare role that is growing within the NHS and has a starting salary of approximately £30,000.
If you have gained a 2:2 or higher in your undergraduate degree and are ready to start a new challenge in February 2018, our Physician Associate Studies programme may be an ideal option.
The course is taught at our Main Campus in Preston or our Westlakes Campus near Whitehaven in the Lake District. Both campuses offer modern facilities and we teach in small groups, meaning you’ll have access to excellent student support.
Also, 50% of the course is made up of clinical placements in both urban and rural NHS hospitals and GP clinics.
Tuition fees of £9,000 will be funded, plus you’ll receive an annual travel bursary of £5,000. To work as a PA, you must successfully complete a Postgraduate Diploma, then pass the National Examination of the Faculty of Physician Associates.
Find out more at UCLan’s Open Evening on Monday 11th September 2017 at 6pm, UCLan Westlakes Campus, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria CA24 3JY.