Physician Assistant, MS
A Rapidly Growing Field as a PA
Our physician assistant program in Westchester offers students from diverse backgrounds a rigorous course of study designed to prepare them for roles as compassionate, ethical primary care providers. Our graduates are critical thinkers committed to professionalism, teamwork, and community engagement. This program gives you the opportunity to excel in a growing profession ranked the #1 Best Healthcare Profession in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.
Perform Direct Patient Care
- Complete the intensive program in 27 months.
- 66 credits of didactic education and 36 credits of clinical education.
- Clinical placement relationships with 200 healthcare systems in the tri-state area.
Take Courses Like…
Medical Pharmacology for Physician Assistants, where you will develop skills related to the principles of pharmacology; Pathophysiology 1 for Physician Assistants, which covers the pathophysiology of common disease conditions affecting humans using a lifespan approach from pediatrics to geriatrics; and Surgery for Physician Assistants, a course designed as an overview of basic surgical concepts, including the appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative management of surgical patients.
Building upon the core competencies of the physician assistant profession, this curriculum exposes you to an interdisciplinary didactic and clinical curriculum. You’ll learn the process of critical thinking as it pertains to being an exemplary physician assistant, a skill fundamental to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses. Learn more about the PA academic prerequisites.
Add Opportunities and Experiences
Students in our program learn anatomy through the use of a virtual cadaver lab and practice their physical exam skills in our state-of-the-art Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation.
Take part in community outreach with initiatives such as “Be the Match” bone marrow donation drive, LiveOnNY organ donor enrollment drive, and many more, as part of our active student society.
Choose Your PA Career
Graduate physician assistants work clinically in a wide range of specialties. They obtain leadership roles within hospital systems, conduct research, and are offered corporate opportunities.
Physician Assistant Career Options
Our graduates are employed in highly respected hospital systems, clinics, and medical practices.
Job for 2021 (Source: U.S. News & World Report)
average base salary for PAs (Source: Glassdoor.com)
projected job growth through 2028 (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)