Graduate

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

Program Tracks Available


Admission Deadline

For the cohort January 2021:

CASPA applications open: May 1, 2020

Closing date: November 1, 2020


Department

Program Contact

Michael Whitehead, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Dean, School of Health Professions / Founding PA Program Director
Sep 21 Sat

Graduate Studies Fall Open House

Join campus community members for an Assumption College Graduate Studies Open House. Spend part of your day with us and learn how a graduate degree or certificate from Assumption College can advance your career. Discuss current programs with faculty representatives, learn more about applying from ou...

Sep. 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Testa Atrium
Sep 24 Tue

Harvard Guest Speaker: Neuroscience Presentation

Sep. 24, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
TFAC Ballroom B
Sep 25 Wed

African Drumming Lecture and Interactive Presentation

Assumption College HumanArts series presents Jeremy Cohen. Cohen will present a brief lecture on West African drumming and expressive culture, to be followed by an interactive, hands-on percussion session featuring the rhythms of the Ewe from Ghana.

Sep. 25, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tsotsis, Curtis Performance Hall

Events

Sep 21 Sat

Graduate Studies Fall Open House

Join campus community members for an Assumption College Graduate Studies Open House. Spend part of your day with us and learn how a graduate degree or certificate from Assumption College can advance your career. Discuss current programs with faculty representatives, learn more about applying from ou...

Sep. 21, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Testa Atrium
Oct 17 Thu

Physician Assistant Information Session

Join Michael Whitehead, the 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 your career.

Oct. 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Assumption College Carriage House
Nov 16 Sat

Physician Assistant Information Session

Join Michael Whitehead, the 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 your career.

Nov. 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Assumption College Carriage House

Program Information

Faculty


Career Paths

Graduate PAs work in virtually every medical specialty. Common practice settings are:

Cardiology

Dermatology

Emergency Medicine

Family Practice

Gastroenterology

Inpatient Internal Medicine (Hospitalist - Including Critical Care)

Outpatient Internal Medicine

Oncology

Orthopedics

Surgery

Urgent Care


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. 

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