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Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Physician assistants are vital members of physician-directed teams, licensed to practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Pursuing physician assistant studies 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 programs 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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2017 Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture Focused on Brain Plasticity
October 19, 2017
The annual Patricia Leahy Memorial Lecture serves to add monies to a scholarship fund to financially assist PT students during clinical education and to honor the memory of Professor Leahy.
Dr. Anne Galgon Named Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at USciences
October 10, 2017
Anne Galgon, MPT, PhD, has been named associate professor of physical therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Occupational Therapy Student Overcomes Obstacles to Receive His Degree
October 10, 2017
Christopher Lee ESWT'10, MOT'17, faced a different set of challenges than most students in pursuit of his degree.
New Students Arrive for Move-In Day and Convocation
August 28, 2017
Cars packed to the brim with residence hall room essentials descended on the USciences campus on Friday, August 25, 2017, as the largest class in three years arrives for move-in day.
USciences' NIH Visit Focuses on Expanding Interprofessional Research Opportunities
July 18, 2017
In an effort to build relationships and learn about how to better qualify for federal grant funding, a group of University of the Sciences faculty and staff traveled to the Bethesda, Md., headquarters of the National Institutes of Health.
Joan F. Ward, MS, PA-C
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