The Director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies reports to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences, then to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the President, and the Board of Trustees in that order.
The Department Director serves as the chief administrator for the PA Studies program and is responsible for the program’s operations. To ensure the program operates in harmony with the policies and regulations at Gardner-Webb University, there is a close collaboration between the Director and Dean of the College of Health Sciences. The following diagram illustrates the administrative structure and reporting pathways for all principal and instructional faculty and staff.
ARC-PA 5th ed Standard A3.13e
Students admitted to the Gardner-Webb University Department of Physician Assistant Studies program are selected because they have demonstrated the potential to complete the entire curriculum to attain the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree. The curriculum requires demonstrated abilities in (1) observation, (2) communication, (3) motor, (4) intellectual, and (5) behavioral and social skills. These standards are essential prerequisites for entrance, continuation, and graduation from the program. The applicant’s responsibility is to affirm that they meet these technical standards upon entry to the PA program. Therefore, if a student has any questions regarding these standards or their ability to meet these standards, they should contact the department director.