The integrated Master of Physician Associate Studies provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to become healthcare professionals, combining university study with practical work-based placements. 50% of the final two years of the programme is spent in clinical environments. Physician Associates (PA) provide care to patients under the supervision of a Consultant or General Practitioner. Their role includes interviewing and examining patients, ordering tests and making decisions about patient management. This role is an exciting alternative to studying medicine and becoming a doctor. Our course will provide you with a solid foundation of scientific and clinical skills, and the opportunity to build on and use these through a variety of clinical placements in Lancashire and/or Cumbria. In the first two years of the programme, you will be learning alongside Medicine (MBBS) students. All of our course content is in line with the requirements of the Physician Associate Competence and Curriculum framework (2012) laid out by the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Physician Associates. Employability in the NHS for qualified PAs, once you have passed the National Exam as well as the programme at university, is currently 100% as demand is far in excess of supply. As a generalist practitioner, jobs typically are in acute medicine (AMU/AED), surgery and GP practices along with some more specialised areas such as paediatrics and elderly health.