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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 24-month Masters in Physican Assistant Studies (PA) Program from USciences will prepare you to be a leader and innovator in this fast-growing and rewarding medical profession.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. The PA program resides in the Interprofessional Education Complex (IPEX)—with state-of-the-art classrooms, a simulation center, and learning spaces and facilities dedicated solely to the PA program and students. 
  2. You’ll obtain detailed anatomy instruction via the Touch of Life Technologies VH Dissector platform on Anatomy Toltech tables which provide innovative and adaptive high resolution virtual views for learning both in the lab and at home on desktops/laptops. This platform allows for the incorporation of anatomical concepts with real-world clinical applications useful in understanding radiology, surgical procedures, and other important areas of clinical medicine.  
  3. Active learning is prioritized, coupled with small group activities to encourage participation and teamwork. 
  4. Partnering with our pharmacy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy programs and with medical schools, social work programs, and nursing schools allows for unique interprofessional learning experiences (IPE) and provides an edge in the thriving healthcare sector. 
  5. Most clinical rotations are offered in the greater Philadelphia region, home to multiple world-class, U.S. News and World Report–ranked hospitals and doctors, with opportunities to build local and regional healthcare networking and employment after graduation. 

    All PA students complete nine clinical rotations: two family medicine rotations, emergency medicine, pediatrics, behavioral medicine, surgery, women’s health, behavioral health, and an elective.
  6. Our experienced faculty collectively have 20+ years of PA education teaching experience and 30+ years of clinical experience, with support from additional University scientists and clinicians, renowned in their own fields. 
  7. Student success is a priority. You will be given individualized advisement and learning resources at the programmatic and University levels to ensure successful degree completion, preparation to sit for the NCCPA national certifying exam, so you can take your place as an outstanding healthcare provider in all fields of medicine. 

Accreditation Statement

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

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Accreditation-History-University-of-the-Sciences.pdf 

Student Attrition Report

   Graduated Classes
  Class of 2022 Class of 2023 Class of Year
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 40 40 #
Entering class size 40 40 #
Graduates # # #
* Attrition rate # # #
** Graduation rate
# # #

* Attrition rate calculation:  Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.

** Graduation rate:  Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.

Comments:
The University of the Sciences PA Program Class of 2022 is our inaugural cohort, and will graduate in September 2022.

 

Admission Contact:

Katherine Jackson, MA
Admissions and Assessment Coordinator

Office Location:

IPEX, 2nd floor

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7141

Email:

kjackson@usciences.edu

General Contact:

Angela Flowers, Administrative Coordinator

Office Location:

IPEX, 2nd floor

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-7140

Email:

a.flowers@usciences.edu