Our program meshes traditional didactic lectures with out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities, case-based individual and group activities and hands-on skills labs. It provides exceptional clinical placements including an elective rotation during your clinical year. Thanks to a unique relationship with UPMC, one of the most renowned academic medical centers in the U.S., you gain experience in a variety of medical, surgical and clinical settings.
Your two years of training prepares you to sit for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) exam. As a credentialed physician assistant, you will practice medicine with physician supervision, collaborate with other members of the health care team and serve as a strong advocate for patient health and well-being.