Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Practice
Our nationally ranked Physician Assistant program builds a strong foundation in the medical sciences and offers tremendous opportunities for a wide range of clinical rotations in medical and surgical specialties.
The 33-month PA program provides students with an opportunity to develop their analytical skills which is particularly important in today’s healthcare environment where PAs are delegated increasing levels of responsibility. Guided by a diversified faculty who are educators, clinicians, and scientists, our students become not only technically competent but well-prepared to deliver high quality humanistic patient care to a diverse population.
Our commitment to building a diverse community of students was recently recognized with a national Excellence in Diversity Award by the Physician Assistant Education Association.
As part of Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences, our school has access to clinical rotations in a Rutgers-affiliated network of five health care centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, health care policy and aging research. Our job placement rate is 100%.
Department Chair: Jill Reichman, PA-C