James Madison University

Program Description

On behalf of the faculty and staff I welcome you to the James Madison University Physician Assistant Program website.  We appreciate your interest in the program.  Among PA Programs this is a fairly small program, accepting one class per year of no more than 30 students.  This relatively small size allows students a great deal of access to faculty and provides the faculty with ample opportunity to work directly with students. 

The university is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Harrisonburg is a community of just over 50,000 people, situated within the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. JMU is a university of about 20,000 students.

PAs fill positions across a broad spectrum of medical specialties and settings.  We welcome students with a wide variety of interests, backgrounds and abilities.  We intend that graduates will combine their interests and backgrounds with PA education and proceed to work in many types of positions, serving people from backgrounds with diverse healthcare needs and expectations.      

We recognize that it may be difficult for candidates to decide on the PA program that best suits their personal situation.  We hope that this website will provide the information you seek.  If, however, you have additional questions, please contact us through any of the avenues listed under the Our People section.

Best regards,

Jerry Weniger
 PA Program Director

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