The physician assistant department offers a 4 1/2 year combined B.S./M.S. degree. 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 department 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 department 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.