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CBU Enters Partnership to Train Physician Assistants

Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, TN has teamed with up with two health care organizations as it continues to lead the way in addressing the area’s growing demand for quality healthcare services.

Baptist Memorial Health Care and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have donated $125,000 each to CBU’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, which admitted its first cohort of students in January of this year and will welcome its second in January 2013.

As the first university within 100 miles of Memphis to offer this degree, CBU is providing students with a unique opportunity to serve the community and address the increasing demand for healthcare services due to a shortage of doctors in practice. Graduates of the program will allow doctors to reach a greater number of patients, which is desperately needed in Memphis, where many neighborhoods are medically underserved.