Physician Assistant Studies
A developing 28 month, 7 consecutive semester Physician Assistant program culminating in a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree.
Physician Assistant Studies
Graduate Admissions Overview Webinar
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Physician Assistant Information Session
Join Michael Whitehead, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Dean, School of Health Professions / Founding Director of the Physician Assistant Program for an information session. Spend part of your day with us and learn how a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Assumption can launch and advance you...
The 11th Annual Graduate School Symposium
Each year current and recently graduated students from the seven graduate programs here at Assumption present their research at the Graduate Studies Symposium. Presentations include paper and posters and entries can be nominated and sponsored by all graduate faculty. The common theme is “excellence”...
Graduate PAs work in virtually every medical specialty. Common practice settings are:
Inpatient Internal Medicine (Hospitalist - Including Critical Care)
Outpatient Internal Medicine
College Breaks Ground on Health Sciences Building
The new, 41,000-square foot building will feature four classrooms, one for 32 students, two for 48 and a large tiered classroom for 50. These classrooms will not only be used exclusively for the nursing and physician assistant program, rather all academic programs on campus. Each classroom will be fully equipped with a recording system for simulations that will be used during debriefings.
The physician assistant floor will feature a practice lab with 11 exam tables for teaching how to properly diagnosis a condition. Two simulation labs, comparable to the nursing floor, complement four Objective Structured Clinical Examination rooms where live ‘patient-actors’ will dictate a script of medical maladies to teach students how to take a medical history, diagnose a patient and perform a physical exam. The clinical lab space also will serve as a learning environment for clinical procedures, such as suturing and interventional skills. The program will welcome its first cohort of students in January 2021.
BA/Physician Assistant MS Dual Degree Program
Assumption’s dual degree program is a four-year undergraduate program in which students can pursue any major, followed by a 28-month Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. Students applying to Assumption as an undergraduate can simultaneously apply to the Physician Assistant Master’s program with one application. Learn more about the dual degree program.