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

1st PA FAMUS (Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound) Course

Thursday 29th August 2019 09.00-17.30 A full-day course at East Surrey Hospital.  The skills taught aid in the management of the acutely unwell adult patient.  It is endorsed by the Society for Acute Medicine and recognised by the AIM training committee as a...

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Michelle for VP

We are delighted that Michelle Chapman, our Lead PA at KSSPAS and a PA Ambassador for KSS, was elected Vice President of the Faculty of Physician Associates, announced on Friday 10th May 2019.  We wish Michelle all the very best in this new undertaking and are sure...

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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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