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Pursue your master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Penn College and join a tight-knit community determined to make tomorrow better than they found it. As rigorous as it is rewarding, this program will challenge you to solve complex problems, provide care with compassion, and communicate with clarity. Beginning your very first semester, you’ll get hands-on experience in the cadaver lab—dissecting and evaluating the complexities of the human body. From there, you’ll explore everything from pharmacology and cardiology to women’s and children’s health. And thanks to a series of supervised clinical practice experiences in diverse disciplines, you’ll get a preview of possibilities to consider post-graduation.
Interested in the Physician Assistant Studies program but don't yet have a bachelor's degree? Start in the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences major. This major has the required prerequisites build into it, preparing you for the PA program.
A limited number of seats are available in this program. That’s why we rely on selective admission criteria to select applicants with the highest potential for success. Entry into the program is competitive.
Individuals considering applying to this program should be aware that the COVID-19 vaccination may be required to participate in clinical experiences. For the most up-to-date information about our clinical partners’ vaccination requirements, please contact the program office.
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At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.
Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.
Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.
Penn College's strong partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.
Pre-PA students are encouraged to join the PA Club. All PA major students are expected to participate in PA Club activities and strongly encouraged to join the state and national PA societies – PSPA and SAAAPA.
Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.
Students will spend their last year of study on clinical rotation, completing seven core rotations (family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, behavioral and mental health care, surgery, women's health, and pediatrics) as well as an elective rotation, allowing students to explore a sub-specialty that aligns with their interests. Clinical rotations are coordinated by the PA program, and students are never required to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Pennsylvania College of Technology. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program's accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-penn-college-of-tech/.
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