PA students in white coats on stage.

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Program at The George Washington University.

Our PA program is located in Washington, DC, and during the two to three years you spend at GW, our program will provide a superior academic foundation and an abundance of clinical experience.

GW's PA program has been nationally ranked as the number five PA program in the United States by US News. We believe this recognition is the result of our outstanding curriculum and our unique community service component that introduces students to health care and social services in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

During the didactic part of the program, students learn basic sciences, behavioral sciences, clinical medicine, evidence-based medicine, clinical assessment and clinical skills. During the program's clinical phase, students complete a series of rotations in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Students participate in the care of patients under physician supervision. Required experiences include inpatient medicine, ambulatory care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, women’s health, emergency medicine, behavioral medicine, and an elective that integrates all previous academic, and clinical training.