PA Studies

The School of PA Studies’ mission is to educate individuals to become compassionate Physician Assistants who can provide the highest quality health care and are dedicated to their communities, while advancing the Physician Assistant profession. Together, our PA students, our optometry students as well as our pharmacy students are able to connect first-hand in an interprofessional learning and clinical environment. 

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MBKU students studying on campus

Visit Campus for a Tour

The best way to learn more about our PA program and to get a sense of life on campus is to arrange a visit with our Admissions team, who would love to show you around.

Please email your visit request to us. 

News & Perspectives

PA student Jennifer DeMoss

Student shared her love of PAs from coast to coast

Jennifer DeMoss, a PA student in the Class of 2016, spent four days in the nation’s capital in the fall of 2015 to meet with advocates, congressional staff and repre­sentatives. She returned to MBKU with a plan to inform first-year PA students of ways they can advocate for their new profession. “I’m also going to a local community town hall meeting to educate the town hall board members,” DeMoss says, and she plans to meet with her local congressio­nal representative. 

PA student Anthony Okafor

Compassionate care for all drives PA student Anthony Okafor

Anthony Okafor’s desire to provide good patient care is driving his journey from emergency medical technician to paramedic to PA and may soon take him all the way back to Nigeria. As an EMT, he says, “What we’d do is pick up the patients from their home or on the street somewhere and then trans­port them to the hospital. Then I didn’t know what happened post-care.” So Okafor applied to work in the emergency room and began to experience the satisfaction of helping a patient through a crisis. 

PA student Steven Bayer

PA class president looks to expand the legacy of giving back

As the 2017 Class President at MBKU's School of PA Studies, Steven Bayer is looking ahead to a world of possibilities.In his first year as a PA student, Bayer has been humbled by the impact MBKU has had on him. “From the professors and assistants, to the dean and my classmates, they have all affected my life so much more than I had ever imagined,” he shares. “I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity and am excited for the year of rotations ahead to continue giving back to the community.” He believes it’s a tradition of community service that truly sets MBKU apart.