The PA program is undergoing some exciting changes!
Provost Sukhatme recently approved a change in title from “Physician Assistant Studies Program” to “Department of Physician Assistant Studies.” With the change, Dean Feldman has appointed Clinical Associate Professor Kathleen Roche to the position of Department Chair (formerly Director).
In addition, effective September 1, 2013, all full-time PA teaching staff lines were converted to clinical faculty lines. During the fall semester, the PA faculty worked on ranking and promotion guidelines, and effective January 1, 2014 their clinical ranks reflect the change, as appropriate.
We are delighted to announce that in 2013 the PA program was approved fora 7-year period of ARC-PA continuing accreditation.
The PA program is growing: we recently grew our entering class from 56 to 85 students and our online MS completion track from grew fewer than 20 to over 40 students. Our proposal to expand to the program to the Pleasantville campus is in progress. Stay tuned!