Message from the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the South College – Nashville Physician Assistant program. The faculty and staff value your interest and time. Physician Assistants enjoy a rewarding career serving others. The Nashville team consists of experienced, board-certified Physician Assistants, a Family Medicine physician, a Pharmacist, Simulation Coordinator, health science educators, and other medical interprofessionals.
Nashville, Tennessee is one of the best cities in the United States – the Nashville Predators, the Tennessee Titans and of course, the home of country music. The Nashville program initiated its second cohort in the Fall of 2020, and look forward to matriculating our third cohort in October 2021. The program grants a Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MHScPAS) degree. The MHScPAS degree will require the successful completion of a challenging 27-month medical education. The curriculum is composed of 27 didactic year courses and 8 supervised clinical practice experience courses. The South College – Nashville PA Program prepares graduates for success when taking the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE) and going into clinical practice.
The Mission of the Masters of Health Science Physician Assistant Studies Program is to educate highly qualified physician assistants, preparing them to become competent, compassionate, and comprehensive health care providers for clinical practice in rural and urban areas who will mature into leaders within the medical community. Our Physician Assistant program emphasizes early “hands-on” medical education during the didactic professional year. Students receive regular one-on-one mentoring and guidance in their journey of becoming a Physician Assistant.
I would like to extend our best wishes for your success as you reach towards your goal to become a Physician Assistant. If you have any questions after reviewing our website, please feel free to contact us by calling 629-802-300 or PANashville@south.edu
Jeffrey F. Peacock, MBA, MPAS, PA-C
Program Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies
South College-Nashville Campus