St George's Physician Associate Studies (MPAS) is a postgraduate-level qualification for life science graduates who wish to become Physician Associates. Over the course of two years you will learn how to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and analyse investigations, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment and management plans. The course has an outstanding pass rate on the Physician Associate National Exam and excellent graduate employment. St George’s shares its campus with one of the UK's largest teaching hospitals, making it the ideal place to study. With unrivalled access to clinical resources and working professionals, the course will fully equip you with all the skills and knowledge required to support a multidisciplinary team in the diagnosis and management of patients. Course Highlights
- The programme is the longest running physician associate course in the UK.
- Dedicated primary care placement throughout Year 1. In Year 2, you will move through a wide range of specialities based in London’s top hospitals.
- Year 1 student to staff ratio is approximately 9:1.
We operate a modular system for this course which means the qualification is obtained by a process of credit accumulation – a model used on courses throughout the UK and Europe. The course is designed to cover all aspects of the Physician Assistant Competence and Curriculum Framework to ensure that graduates are able to succeed in the National Examination at the end of the course and work as physician associates in primary or secondary care. You can find extensive information about the modules you can expect to study on this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physician-associate-studies#modules
Assessments are designed to prepare you for the PA National Examination and will be a mixture of written papers, written examinations and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. A portfolio of your development of the core clinical skills and competencies is monitored throughout both years and is submitted for assessment at the end of each year. Written coursework assignments and/or presentations are set for the modules in Personal and Professional Development, and Foundations of Clinical Medicine. You can find further information about assessment methods for this course on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses/physician-associate-studies#studying.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent. You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). All degrees must be awarded before 1 August on the year of entry. Human Physiology is a necessity for all applicants. Please see our website for a list of degree titles that are considered to contain suitable levels of Human Physiology content. If your degree does not contain Human Physiology, you will need to complete some Physiology study in order to be eligible for the course. Alternative evidence of recent Physiology academic study (NVQ Level 4 and above) will be considered. The University considers applicants from a variety of backgrounds and international applications are welcome. Please note that graduates of UK Physician Associate Studies programmes are not eligible to work as Physician Associates in other countries (or vice versa).
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You can find detailed information about what to expect from a St George's MMI (multiple mini interview) on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/how-to-apply/multiple-mini-interview-mmis
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
Both the section scores and the overall cut-off score must be met. Section score Minimum 500 in each individual section Overall score Minimum overall UCAT score (calculated every year) Additional information We will not be using the 'Situational Judgement' (SJT) section for 2024 entry. Please visit our website for further information.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5||Overall score of 7.5 with at least 7.5 in Writing and 7.0 in the other three components.|
Please find extensive information about our English language requirements on our website.
English Language Requirements
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