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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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Dr. Eric Pelletier Honored with 2019 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
May 23, 2019
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia presented the 2019 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching to Eric Pelletier DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy, on May 22, 2019, at its 198th Commencement Ceremony.
Alumna Credits Career Success to Experiences in Physical Therapy Program
May 23, 2019
Dr. Wald credits her early success in her career to her experience in the classroom an in clinical settings offered in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at USciences.
USciences Honors Class of 2019 at 198th Commencement
May 23, 2019
Approximately 620 graduates were honored at USciences 198th Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Liacouras Center. Among the recipients was Dr. Rachel L. Levine, who received an honorary doctor of science degree.
152 Students Honored at 2019 Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony
May 20, 2019
More than 150 students were honored at the 8th Annual Conferment Ceremony on May 17, 2019 in the Athletic/Recreation Center's Bobby Morgan Arena.
Under the Microscope: Taking a Closer Look at USciences Faculty Research
May 16, 2019
A Q&A with faculty researchers to gain insight into the passion behind their fields of interest.
Deborah Summers, MS, PA-C
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