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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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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.
Physical Therapy Students Honored at White Coat Ceremony
September 21, 2018
Students from University of the Sciences' Physical Therapy Program have joined the ranks of professionals following the 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.
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.
Deborah Summers, MS, PA-C
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