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.