KSS School of Physician Associates is a collaborative project which supports the development of Physician Associates across Kent, Surrey and Sussex in the UK.

The school’s partners are Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent and University of Surrey.

The school is sponsored by Health Education England working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

What is a Physician Associate?

A Physician Associate (PA) is a dependent healthcare professional who is trained to the medical model and works under the supervision of a Consultant or GP.

Training to be a PA

Postgraduate training courses are intensive full time, two year programmes delivered over at least 45 weeks per year. Entrants are typically biomedical/life science graduates with the minimum of a 2:1 degree.

CPD for PAs

Physician Associates undertake continued professional development to remain up to date, enhancing and developing their skills to continue working as a safe practitioner and improve standards of care.

Recruiting PAs

If your organisation is based within Kent, Surrey or Sussex and you are considering employing a PA, please click for further information.

Latest News

KSSPAS Student Conference and Careers Fair

On 8 June 2018, the School held it’s first ever student and employer conference and careers fair.  This successful event was well attended by all first and second year students from the three regional PA programmes (CCCU, University of Surrey and BSMS) as well as...

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PA Surgery

We are now running a monthly drop in telephone surgery where PAs or PA students may speak with Michelle Chapman.  This can be to discuss things like issues in the workplace, supervision or governance arrangements or suggestions for the School to better support PAs and employers.

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KSS School of Physician Associates 

Post Graduate Education Centre
East Surrey Hospital
Canada Drive


01737 768511 ext 6635

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