Welcome to the Frostburg State University Physician Assistant Program!

What an exciting time to be in the PA profession and at the Frostburg State University Physician Assistant (FSU PA) Program. The profession is rapidly expanding and is recognized nationally as a top career choice year after year. We understand applicants have more than 300 (and growing) choices to consider when applying to PA school. It is important to find a fit during the application process when there are so many choices available to prospective students. The FSU PA Program has been very intentional to clearly define who we are and what we are looking for in order to attract and matriculate a diverse cohort of students that represent the diversity that Maryland and the region have to offer.

The practice of medicine is a noble calling and will continue to demand the very best of those who pursue the study. PA school is a rigorous pursuit and presses students in a manner most haven’t experienced. We desire to attract a diverse group of students that possess what it takes to endure, succeed, and serve the disadvantaged. Diversity goes beyond ethnicity in the modern era and requires the program to be discerning in evaluating applicants. We encourage applicants to highlight their unique characteristics and challenges faced when pursuing higher education.

The current FSU PA Program faculty represents the diversity and grit we seek in applicants, and we invite you to explore who the faculty are and the curriculum they teach. You will find a distinct and determined faculty with the most cumulative years of clinical experience in a variety of medical specialties. I believe the quality of the faculty and the institution directly affects student learning. All faculty are interested in pursuing excellence in the work that we do, and we have high expectations of those we accept. Come check out what is happening in Western Maryland and the FSU PA Program. You will be glad you did.

Todd J. Doran, Ed.D., PA-C, DFAAPA
Professor of Physician Assistant Medicine
Department Chair & Program Director