Physician Assistant Studies New Student Information

2024 Summer Orientation Coming Soon

A Message from the Division Director

Welcome to the Division of Physician Assistant Studies. You are joining a community of outstanding clinicians, instructors, and scholars, dedicated staff and students who share a commitment to personal and professional excellence and compassionate patient care.

We ask that you carefully review the CHP New Student Brightspace Orientation (will be available in spring) as well as the links provided below. This information is designed to ensure that your transition into your new program goes as smoothly as possible.

I know that you will be an asset to our program, and I am sure you will have an enjoyable, exciting experience on your journey to becoming a physician assistant. Additional information about the program orientation and classes will be provided for you as the date of your matriculation nears.  


Helen Martin


Helen Martin, DHSC, PA-C, DFAAPA  
Associate Professor and Division Director
Division of Physician Assistant Studies

New Student Orientation

Wednesday & Thursday, May 22 to 23, 2024

Business attire is required

More information regarding student policies, academic resources, financial aid, technology, health and immunization requirements and resources, campus safety, off-campus housing, parking, etc., is available in Brightspace (MUSC's course management system). You will be able to access this information upon receipt of your MUSC NetID and password approximately 45 days prior to the beginning of the summer semester. Login instructions will be sent to you via email. 

Useful Links:

PA Student Policy Manual
Financial Aid
Immunization Requirements
Laptop Requirements
ADA Resources


Summer 2024 In-Person Orientation Schedule Coming Soon

Goals for Orientation

  • To facilitate the transition to MUSC and student life at an academic health sciences center. 
  • To gain understanding of the support services available to students to enhance their educational experience. 
  • To ensure that students have complied with university policies & requirements. 
  • To build beginning connections and relationships with faculty and students from various health professions programs. 
  • To orient students to their respective academic programs: nurse anesthesia practice, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies.