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Physician Assistant Department

  • Currently, the Physician Assistant Department is teleworking and classes are hybrid. The best method of communication is via email, however, if you need in-person assistance, please contact the department and we can make arrangements.

    For assistance, please e-mail and allow up to 24 hours for a call back or response. 

    Thank you for your patience during this difficult time. Please stay safe and healthy!

    Anatomy Lab Students
    PA Students in the Anatomy Lab

    What is a Physician Assistant?

    Physician Assistants (PAs) are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in most states can write prescriptions.

    The Physician Assistant Program at UMES is a Master of Medical Science degree granting program. The program, committed to providing equal opportunity, promotes health and wellness through the provision of quality primary health care education. Our diverse environment values the discovery of knowledge, the development and dissemination, and practical application of that knowledge through community outreach and service.

    About the Physician Assistant (PA) Program

    Information about the PA profession
    UMES PA Program's Mission, Goals, and Vision

    Information for Prospective Students

    Information about Admissions
    Tuition and Financial Aid
    Matriculation Requirements.


    Information about the PA Program's classes and curriculum.

    Faculty and Staff Directory

    Listing of all PA Program faculty and staff.

    Professional Resources

    Listing of Physician Assistant Program professional resources.

    Contact Us

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Physician Assistant Department

    11868 Academic Oval
    Hazel Hall, Suite 1062
    Princess Anne, MD  21853
    Phone:  (410) 651-6783
    Fax:  (410) 651-7586