Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program

Physician assistants are licensed healthcare professionals who deliver a broad range of medical services including acute patient care, research, and education. The 34-month Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program from USciences will prepare you to be a leader and innovator in this fast-growing and rewarding medical profession. All PA students complete 11 clinical rotations covering all areas of medicine, including primary care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, behavioral medicine, surgery, and more.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. While many programs offer between 38 and 50 weeks of clinical practice experiences, the USciences graduate PA program offers 55 weeks of 11 clinical rotations.
  2. We designed the 34-month program to match the needs of today’s graduate students. Having summers off allows more time to pursue service learning opportunities, travel abroad for exposure to international medicine, engage in scholarly research, or find employment.
  3. Upon completing their studies, USciences graduates are fully prepared to sit for the NCCPA national certifying exam.
  4. A student in the inaugural class of 2016 won a prestigious National Health Service Corps Scholarship.
  5. USciences’ Philadelphia location, esteemed faculty, interdisciplinary curriculum, and established alumni network provide an edge in the thriving healthcare sector.

 

Accreditation Provisional Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of the Sciences.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

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