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We have some very exciting news to share with you. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the Physician Assistant Program changed its sponsorship to the University of Maryland Baltimore. We are now the University of Maryland Baltimore/Anne Arundel Community College Collaborative Physician Assistant Program.

Find information about the sponsorship change and admissions requirements.


The full-time, 25-month, credit program includes subjects in applied medical and behavioral sciences, patient assessment, clinical medicine, procedural skills, health policy, professional practice issues and supervised clinical practice. It is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Learn more about this program and its accreditation.

Faculty and Staff

Program Director

Cherilyn "Cheri" Hendrix, DHEd, MSBME, PA-C, DFAAPA
Director and Associate Professor

Kimberlee Bizzell, MD
Medical Director and Assistant Professor

Full-time Faculty

Kerry Birney, MSHS, PA-C
Assistant Professor

Theresa Neumann, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Academic Coordinator and Associate Professor

Colleen Ohm, MMS, PA-C
Assistant Professor

Nicole Wooten, MSHS, PA-C
Assistant Professor


Karen Frank
Assistant Director of Admissions

Mystee Jennings
Clinical Coordinator/Academic Services Specialist

Li-Chuan Lo, Ph.D.
Data and Assessment Analyst

Piper Sands, MA
Academic Program Specialist

Additional Program Faculty

Shani Fleming, MS, MPH, PA-C
Associate Professor

Larisa Odessky, PharmD
Assistant Professor

Resources for Students

Admission Requirements

The 2019-2020 application cycle is now closed. The 2020-2021 application cycle will open through CASPA April 2020.

Please visit the University of Maryland Baltimore's webpage in early 2020 for updated admissions and program information.

Equipment and Textbooks

All students should have their equipment purchased by the third week of their first summer semester.

Prices on equipment, textbooks, supplies, fees and tuition are approximate and subject to change without notice. In your new role as a physician assistant student, you will be working with a wide variety of patients. Part of that process will require the use of traditional medical instruments and devices, the "tools of the trade." Each student will be required to have, at their disposal, the following basic set of equipment and supplies.

Approximate Equipment Costs



White jacket

short, finger-tip length (1 required, 2 Recommended)

$20.00 - $40.00

Student PA patch

(1 patch required for each jacket)

$5.00 each

PA program identification badge (required)


Percussion hammer (required)

$2.00 - $10.00

Pocket pen light (required)


Smart Phone or Personal Digital Device (PDA) (required)

$90.00 - $400.00

Stethoscope (required)

$100.00 - $150.00

Visual acuity card (required)


Bag (optional)

$50.00 - $100.00

Otoscope Insufflator (optional)


Rechargeable diagnostic set (optional)

$360.00 - $750.00

Sphygmomanometer (optional)

$42.00 - $200.00

Tuning forks (optional)

$7.00 each

Changes in textbooks may occur from year to year as more applicable books become available.

Recommended texts are to be considered useful but not required. Students are held accountable for material in required texts, assigned readings online, and in references.

Approximate Textbook Costs

Summer term – year 1


Fall term – year 1


Winter term – year 1


Spring term – year 1


Summer term – year 2


Fall term – year 2


Winter term – year 2


Medical Dictionary $50.00

Standard College Dictionary $35.00

Recommended Software $ 250.00 - $350.00

Additional Program Costs

Certification Prior to Year 1 Cost

American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS)

$50-$100/each year
Certification Prior to Year 2 Cost

American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) & Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)