The mission of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Program is to produce highly capable, compassionate PAs who deliver patient-centered care, make significant contributions to the health care community and continually advance the PA profession. 

What Makes Us Unique?

The Wake Forest PA Program has a unique history of innovation in medical education. From its beginning in 1969, it has featured inquiry-based, small-group, self-directed learning centered on real patient medical problems. Our patient-centered approach immerses students in real-life cases and fosters their clinical problem-solving abilities.

Read more about the Wake Forest PA Program in our digital magazine Inside Wake PA.

Watch the video and learn what makes our PA program unique in developing the next generation of trusted patient care providers.


Program Profile

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine PA Program is composed of diverse students whose individual characteristics comprise an extensive variety of life experiences, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds, academic studies, work history, volunteer exposures and leadership roles. The program attracts students from across the United States, and is dedicated to preparing PA providers to serve across all communities and the entire spectrum of primary care and specialty scopes of practice. 

Wake Forest PA program is located on two campuses in North Carolina - one in the city of Winston-Salem and one in the western mountains of Boone in order to incorporate the rich experiences of both rural and urban exposures for students.

Virtual Tours

Discover the Winston-Salem and Boone campuses in our 360 degree interactive virtual tours.