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.

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KSS School of Physician Associates 

Post Graduate Education Centre
East Surrey Hospital
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01737 768511 ext 6635

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