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University of Kentucky-MSU Physician Assistant Program

Program Info
Physician Assistants (PA) are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) – a mark of professional accomplishment –and state-licensed. They are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications. PAs promote quality, cost effective medical care to all members of society. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies Program is offered on the campus of Morehead State University. To learn more about this joint program between the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, please visit
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (Conferred by the University of Kentucky Graduate School)
Physician Assistant
The physician assistant functions under the supervision and responsibility of a licensed physician and is competent to:

•elicit a comprehensive health history
•perform physical examinations
•interpret and evaluate diagnostic data
•establish basic treatment plans
•counsel and educate patients
•respond to commonly encountered emergency care situations.

Physician assistants serve in a variety of clinical settings, such as primary care practices, geriatric long-term care facilities, hospitals, correctional institutions and community-based clinics. Program graduates also are competitive for positions in clinical research, health care administration and higher education.


Admission to Morehead State University is not required for admission to the program.  Please see University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies Program Admission Requirements
University of Kentucky
Physician Assistant Program, Morehead Campus
Center for Health Education and Research
316 W. Second Street, Suite 202A
Morehead, KY 40351


Kim Porter 606-783-2051
Julia Flannery 606-783-2558

E-mail: Kim Porter, Program Assistant
E-mail: Julia Flannery, Educational Services Coordinator/Student Services Coordinator, Morehead Campus

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