Physician Assistantship Department

In Ghana, Physician Assistant (PA) refers to three distinct groups of healthcare professionals namely; PA – Medical (previously known as Medical Assistants), PA – Dental (Community Oral Health Officers) and PA- Anaesthesia (also known as nurse anesthetists). These Healthcare professionals are regulated by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council.

The Physician Assistantship programme has been in existence at the Narh-Bita College for the past ten years and still stands strong. The programme was first enrolled into the system as an Advanced Diploma course which was later upgraded to Degree.

Mission Statement:

Narh-Bita College Department of Physician Assistant (PA) educates primary care physician assistants who will provide healthcare in collaboration with physicians as active members of a professional healthcare team. We are committed to excellence and compassion for the whole person and quality healthcare for underserved communities locally and globally, in accordance with the mission of Narh-Bita College and the School of Allied Health Professions.


Graduates of the Narh-Bita College Physician Assistant program will be recognized for professional excellence, integrity, empathy, teamwork, and advocating lifestyle changes to promote wholeness.


  1. To provide a curriculum whose required academic content and clinical experience will equip graduates to provide competent medical care that will enhance the services of the medical profession.
  2. To graduate PAs who enhance the services of supervising physicians as part of the physician-PA team and collaborate with other members of an interdisciplinary health care team to provide quality patient care.
  3. To graduate PAs who will utilize their education and training to make significant contributions to the health of the community.
  4. To graduate PAs who improve access to medical services by providing whole person care to those living in underserved communities.
  5. To graduate PAs who are culturally competent and able to care for diverse populations with compassion and excellence.
  6. To graduate PAs who will provide care with the highest ethical standards.
  7. To graduate PAs who will be life-long learners and actively engaged in the PA profession.