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Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician assistants (PAs) are vital members of physician-directed teams, licensed to practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Pursuing the physician assistant program at USciences is an optimal path for students with a science aptitude who seek an exciting and challenging education to prepare for an extremely rewarding career that’s consistently named as one of the best jobs because of the salary, job prospects, low stress level, and work-life balance.
Career preparation and the opportunity to choose your own path are just two advantages our physician assistant (PA) program offer. You’ll also benefit from our legacy of distinguished pharmacy and science achievements, a new, state-of-the-art facility, and leading-edge resources, including video-capable exam rooms and a simulation lab. Our students are drawn to the vibrancy of our urban campus in the center of Philadelphia’s University City. We share library resources with Drexel and Penn—and we’re just minutes away from downtown historic Philadelphia.
ARC-PA has accepted the voluntary withdrawal of the PA Program at the University of
the Sciences from the ARC-PA accreditation process effective February 22, 2017. The
PA program will remain on Accreditation-Probation until it has completed teaching
out currently enrolled students – but no later than June of 2019. The PA program will
not accept any new students for enrollment. Specific questions regarding the Program
and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional
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PT Professor Secures Funding For Stroke Research
January 10, 2019
Gregory Thielman, PT, EdD, ATC, CSRS professor of physical therapy and neuroscience was awarded a $57,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health's Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT) pilot studies program.
USciences Graduate Continues Physical Therapy Career Aboard Navy Medical Ship
December 13, 2018
Lt. Joe Kenny DPT'15 used his USciences Doctor of Physical Therapy degree aboard the USNS Comfort during two deployments. He will soon begin the military's Musculoskeletal Residency Program.
Students Inducted into Alpha Chi National Honor Society
December 04, 2018
Thirty-nine students became the newest members inducted into the USciences Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, during a special ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
Occupational Therapy Student Strengthens Research Skills to Improve Patient Care
October 30, 2018
Hellerstein has already seen how research can impact the field. She completed an independent study that assessed how LGBTQ health issues are addressed in occupational therapy education.
18th Annual Leahy Memorial Lecture Features Discussion About Post-Concussion Syndrome
October 04, 2018
Rob Landel, DPT, Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California spoke about managing post-concussion syndrome at the 18th Annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture.
Deborah Summers, MS, PA-C
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