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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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Through Their Patients' Eyes: OT, PT Students Learn About Recovery for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
August 16, 2018
The woman was one of several volunteers who had sustained spinal cord injuries who came to USciences this spring for a unique lab with physical therapy and occupational therapy students.
Occupational Therapy Students Get Hands-On Experience at Camp Discovery
June 26, 2018
USciences Occupational therapy students got a different type of hands-on experience this summer as they helped to organize and host Camp Discovery, a unique camp offered to women who have had or are currently receiving treatment for cancer.
At 95, Alumnus, Former Professor Welcomes Grandson to the Ranks of USciences Alumni
June 14, 2018
At nearly 95 years old, it has been more than 30 years since Arthur E. Greene BS'49, MS'50, DSc'52 retired as an adjunct professor of virology at University of the Sciences, however, he returned to the University's commencement ceremony this year to watch his most beloved student, his grandson, receive his diploma.
Class of 2018 Snapshot
June 05, 2018
A snapshot of USciences Class of 2018 and a breakdown of statistics about the class.
Kyla Colburn HS'18 Takes First Step in Path to Medical School
May 24, 2018
Kyla Colburn HS’18, who is working fulfill her goal of being a cardiologist, found guidance and support in USciences faculty members while pursuing her bachelors in health science to help her toward her career aspirations.
Gerald Smith, MS, MPH, PA-C
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