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The healthcare sector is ever-expanding, and there are always opportunities. If you are looking forward to playing a pivotal role in patient care, it’s time to get equipped with an undergraduate degree as a Physician Associate. Read on if you are wondering what Physicians associate do and how they aid doctors in diagnosing and strategizing treatment plans.

Physician Associates are highly skilled mid-level healthcare providers who work collaboratively with physicians to deliver comprehensive care across various medical specialties. At Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, affiliated with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, we offer a dynamic Bachelor of Physician Associate (B.PA) program to prepare aspiring healthcare professionals for this rewarding and multifaceted role.

As a mid-level healthcare provider, Physician Associates (PAs) are crucial in collaborating with physicians to deliver comprehensive patient care across various medical specialties.

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Understanding the Role of a Physician Associate:

Physician Associates are trained to work autonomously alongside physicians, offering diagnostic and therapeutic patient care in various medical and surgical specialties.

  • Conducting patient interviews and medical history assessments.
  • Performing physical examinations.
  • Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests and medical examinations.
  • Formulating comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Coordinating and managing patient care.
  • Performing medical procedures under supervision.
  • Participating in clinical research endeavours.
  • Providing patient counselling and education.
  • Serving as a first assistant in surgical procedures.
Program Highlights

The B.PA program at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences stands out for several compelling reasons:

Comprehensive Curriculum:

Students receive rigorous training in primary care and various medical specialties, preparing them for diverse career paths in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

 Experienced Faculty:

Students benefit from the expertise of well-experienced faculty members dedicated to providing student-centric learning experiences.

 Hands-on Training:

The program emphasizes experiential learning and hands-on training facilitated by state-of-the-art ICT-enabled equipment and individualized attention from faculty members.

 Clinical Exposure:

Students gain valuable clinical exposure through regular classes in hospital wards, ICUs, and orientation sessions with doctors and senior healthcare staff, fostering a holistic understanding of patient care.

 Career Advancement:

Graduates of the B.PA program can pursue diverse career paths in clinical practice, research, healthcare administration, and more, with ample opportunities for professional growth and advancement.

Exploring Higher Studies Opportunities

Upon completing the B.PA program, graduates can pursue advanced studies in specialized areas of healthcare. Whether you aspire to deepen your knowledge in a specific medical specialty or explore opportunities in research, healthcare administration, or academia, various pathways await you. Advanced degrees such as Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), Master of Public Health (MPH), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), or other postgraduate qualifications can further enhance your skills and open doors to diverse career opportunities in the ever-evolving field of healthcare.

Join Us in Shaping the Future of Healthcare

If you’re ready to embark on a rewarding journey in healthcare and make a difference in patients’ lives, consider enrolling in the B.PA program at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. With a robust curriculum, hands-on training, and a supportive learning environment, we’re committed to empowering aspiring healthcare professionals like you to thrive in a dynamic and evolving healthcare landscape.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is recognized as the top private university in India and ranked fifth among all universities in the country, ensuring high-quality education and ample growth opportunities.

For more admissions and program details and to interact with our expert faculty, visit Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.

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Entrance Examination Details

Examination Date
Examination Timing
Question Paper Pattern

Physics: 25 questions

Chemistry: 25 questions

Biology: 25 questions

English: 5 questions

Duration: 2 hours

Number of Questions: 80

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be awarded for each correct answer and -1 for each wrong answer.

AEEL Syllabus

Fee Structure

Program Fees for the year 2024-25 (Kochi Campus)

Important Note

Last Date to Submit Application: May 13, 2024

Examination Date & Timing

Date Shift 1
(9.00 AM to 11.00 AM)
Shift 2
(12.00 PM to 2.00 PM)
Shift 3
(3.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
May 12, 2023 AEEB AEEL AEEP
May 13, 2023 AEEL AEEP AEEB
May 14, 2023 AEEP AEEB AEEL


First Semester
S.No 1 Subjects Theory Practical Total
1 Professionalism 20 10 30
2 Anatomy-I 50 50 110
3 Physiology-I 50 60 110
4 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-I 50 50 100
5 Introduction to Microbiology 40 50 90
6 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery System in India 20 30 50
7 Functional English 20 40 60
8 Community Orientation/Engagement-I 20 10 30
  Total Credits: 17 270 300 580
Second Semester
S.No 2 Subjects Theory Practical Total
1 Professionalism 10 10 20
2 Anatomy II 50 70 110
3 Physiology II 50 70 100
4 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-II 50 30 100
5 Medical Microbiology 50 40 100
6 Introduction to computers 30 50 80
7 Community Orientation/Engagement-II 30 30 60
Total Credits: 16 270 300 570


Third Semester
S.No 3 Subjects Theory Practicals Total
1 Pathology 50 50 100
2 General Medicine-I 50 60 110
3 Pharmacology and toxicology-I 50 50 100
4 ENT & Ophthalmology 50 80 130
5 Biomedical Instrumentation 40 40 80
6 Community Orientation/Engagement-III 30 20 50
  Total Credits: 15 270 300 570
Fourth Semester


S4 Subjects Theory Practical Total hours
1 General Medicine-II 50 60 110
2 General Surgery 60 80 140
3 Pharmacology & Toxicology-II 50 40 90
4 Introduction to psychiatry 50 60 110
5 Medical Communication 30 40 70
6 Community Medicine and Clinical Research-I 30 20 50
Total Credits: 16 270 300 570
Fifth Semester
S4 Subjects Theory Practical Total hours
1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 70 80 150
2 Emergency Medicine 70 80 150
3 Paediatrics 60 80 140
4 Introduction to healthcare management 30 15 45
5 Medical Ethics and law I 20 15 35
6 Community Medicine and Clinical


20 30 50
Total Credits: 15 270 300 570
Sixth Semester
S4 Subjects Theory Practical Total hours
1 Cardiac Sciences 100 120 220
2 Neuro-sciences 100 120 220
3 Medical Ethics and Law 40 30 70
4 Community Medicine and Clinical Research-III 30 30 60
Total Credits: 15 270 300 570
Semester VII and VIII

Clinical year/Internship where the students will do six months of internship in primary care and six months in specialty care of their choice. They will also have to submit a research thesis (worked upon from the preceding semesters to successfully complete the BS programme. The students will be provided adequate compensation for living expenses as stipend by the training institute for the entire period of the clinical year.

Admission Procedure

Program & Eligibility

Bachelor of Physician Associate (PAT)

Duration of the Program:

Three Years + One Year Internship


Pass in Plus Two with 60% Aggregate Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English.

Application Fees

Candidates should submit applications by online mode only.

Online Application Fees:  Rs. 550/- (Rupees Five Hundred and Fifty Only)

Selection and Allotment of Seats

For all specialties, selection for candidates will be based on the rank obtained in the Amrita Entrance Examination. Allotment of seats for the shortlisted candidate will be based on the performance in the counseling/interview.

Out of total seats for all specialties, 50% seats will be allotted to the Merit category and 50% to the management category including NRI i.e. 15% of seats.

Candidates applying through agents/education counsellors using fraudulent means/ bribery/donations will be debarred to secure admission in any of the courses in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Candidates are advised to frequently visit the admission page for latest updates.

It is important for the candidate to register their commonly used mobile number/email id. Do not provide email id/mobile number of education counsellors/agents/internet café operators etc. The candidate is solemnly responsible for any negligence.

Note: Once specialty is allotted, a request for a change of specialty will not be permitted. Request pertaining to the same will not be entertained.

Important Dates
  • Commencement of Application: February 2024
  • Last Date to Submit Application: May 13, 2024
  • Examination Date: May 2024
Academic Information Booklet

Facilities at a glance

  • Central Library
  • Hostel Accommodation
  • Sports Facilities
  • Banking Facilities
  • Transport
  • Medical Services
  • Canteen
  • General Store
  • ICTS
  • Reprographic Facility
Amrita Health Sciences Campus

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Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career


World University Rankings 2020


BRICS Rankings 2020


World University Rankings 2020


BRICS University Rankings 2020


India University Rankings 2023


Overall Rankings 2023
7th Best
University in India
Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
‘A++’ Grade

Contact Us

For Enquiries Contact, 
Admission Office,
Medical College Building – 3rd Floor,
Amrita School of Medicine,
AIMS Ponekkara P.O.,
Kochi- 682041
Contact Number: 0484-285 8166 | 0484-285 8383 | 0484-285 8349 | 0484-285 8167 | 0484-285 8153 | 7994999585 | 7994999788

Contact Us

For Enquiries Contact,

Admission Office,
Medical College Building – 3rd Floor,
Amrita School of Medicine,
AIMS Ponekkara P.O.,
Kochi- 682041
Contact Number: 0484-285 8166 | 0484-285 8383 | 0484-285 8349 | 0484-285 8167 | 0484-285 8153 | 7994999585

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