Physician Assistant Department

The physician assistant department offers a 4-year combined B.S./M.S. degree. All students admitted to the department are expected to complete at least the last two years of the curriculum through full-time studies at D’Youville. Eligible students may enter directly into the 3rd year of the program, pending previous coursework completed. Eligibility for the respective program is determined based on the student's individual qualifications and prior academic accomplishments. Graduates are eligible for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination developed and administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

The physician assistant program has been approved and registered by the New York State Education Department and is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). Students in the PA program are trained to serve a variety of patient populations with sensitivity and compassion, with an emphasis on primary care and integrative medicine.

Program policies must apply to all students, principal faculty, and the program director, regardless of location.

Principal faculty, the program director, and the medical director must not participate as health care providers for students in the program.