Become a Future Leader for the PA Profession through the Emerging Leaders Program.
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) seeks to create a future generation of leaders for the PA profession. The program’s mission is to produce highly capable, leadership-oriented PAs equipped with the business and legal competencies to succeed in a complex healthcare environment. Graduates will be character-driven leaders who are prepared to transform the delivery of healthcare, promote its responsible use and provide compassionate, high-quality patient care while continually advancing the PA profession.
As part of the ELP-Business or Law track, students will complete either an on-site Master of Science in Management or Online Master of Studies in Law prior to matriculating into the Wake Forest PA program.
Highlights of the Wake Forest PA Program
- Inquiry-based curriculum is focused on small-group, self-directed learning through real patient medical problems.
- Learners cultivate professional behaviors and leadership skills through an educational environment that fosters critical thinking and encourages intellectual curiosity.
- Clinical and research training sites are available to prepare PA students for various healthcare settings and experiences by leveraging internal and external partnerships.
- State-of-the-art infrastructure supports our faculty and students with campuses in Winston-Salem and Boone, NC.
Highlights of the Emerging Leaders Program sequential degree tracks
- ELP students gain a competitive edge among professional PAs by developing core business or legal skills that allow them to better navigate the shifting healthcare landscape.
- Practical learning allows students to apply and reinforce course concepts by developing business or legal solutions for actual organizations.
- Career counselors and faculty mentors help students define career goals and sharpen interview and negotiation skills.
- Speaker series and networking opportunities connect students with innovators and industry thought-leaders.
- Experience in collaborative teams and investment from faculty provide individualized learning.