Annie Wofford, admissions coordinator for School of Medicine graduate programs, was recently selected to serve on the national Physician Assistant Education Association’s Recruitment and Admissions Council.
The group provides oversight of the association’s central application service. It also serves as an admissions resource for PA programs, and develops strategies for program recruitment and applicant data sharing among programs. The committee prepares reports on the applicant pools, trends, and other related information, and provides workshops for participants of the application service on best practices for admissions.
The School of Medicine enrolled its inaugural class of 14 students in the Master of Medical Science-Physician Assistant program in January 2014. The program’s first class of graduates will receive their master’s degrees at the school’s commencement ceremony this May.
Wofford joined the School of Medicine’s admissions office in 2013 and has played a major role in the recruitment and enrollment of each of the school’s three current classes of physician assistant students. Her role with the national association will provide opportunities for networking and for influencing decisions on a national level that will benefit the School of Medicine’s physician assistant program and continue its success.
The national association represents the more than 220 physician assistant educational programs throughout the United States and works to ensure quality physician assistant education with services and products that meet the growing needs of those programs and the profession at large.