The first PA was hired at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in the early 1980s, and the PA Services Department was formed in 2001. Today, BWH is one of the largest employers of Physician Assistants (PAs) on the East Coast, with 33 PAs employed across the hospital.

Each year PAs at BWH are celebrated via our annual PA Appreciation event. This event includes a dinner and awards ceremony where members of the BWH community come together to recognize and celebrate the enormous contributions that PAs make to our community on a daily basis.

For Students: PA Shadowing Requests 

Please note that all requests for rotations at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital must originate from the PA program clinical faculty/staff in order to assure that they have been approved by the PA program. The request should be sent to Thank you for your interest in our educational program.