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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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Dr. Lora Packel Named PT Chair at USciences
February 23, 2018
Dr. Packel, an associate professor of physical therapy, had been serving as interim chair since July 1, 2017.
USciences Announces College Restructuring for 2018-19
February 21, 2018
The main element of the restructure is the elimination of Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy with its programs being repositioned to the other colleges.
Workshop Aims to Inform Students about Understanding, Serving, and Working with LGBTQ Individuals
February 14, 2018
The workshop inspired students to provide more education and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.
Gerald F. Smith Named Program Director for Graduate Physician Assistant Studies Program
January 31, 2018
Smith has 15 years of clinical experience as a physician assistant. He has practiced in the areas of primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine/urgent care, and neurology.
Samson College Students Use 3D Printer to Create Innovative Patient Resources
December 15, 2017
Challenged to make anything that could improve a patient's life, an interprofessional group of first-year students from Samson College used the college's new 3D printer to create a wide array of items ranging from an acupuncture ball to a right-angled spoon.
Joan F. Ward, MS, PA-C
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