M.S. - Physician Assistant Studies
The Mercy College Graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies is a full-time program designed to prepare you for an exciting, growing and rewarding career. By graduation, you will possess a wide breadth of knowledge in many areas of medicine. This will assist you in providing complete patient care, both preventive and curative, while collaborating as an integral component of the healthcare team.
The Mercy College Program recruits a relatively small class size so that individualized attention, a hallmark of education at Mercy, can be maintained. The high pass rates achieved by students on the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certifying exam, shown below, attest to the quality of the Program.
Graduates of the Mercy College PA Program are employed in some of the best hospital centers in and around the Tri-State area within the following medical specialties:
* Outpatient medicine or primary care
* Emergency Medicine
* Orthopedic Surgery
* General surgery
Others are employed in hospital-based medicine, critical care, urology, pain management, rehabilitation medicine, breast surgery, oncology, pediatrics, addictive medicine, dermatology and interventional radiology.
Mercy College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The requirements for entrance into the Physician Assistant Program are 90 credits of a general education curriculum, an overall grade point average of 3.0, and a 3.2 grade point average in the core prerequisite courses.
A minimum of 500 hours of volunteer or work-related experience in a healthcare setting, along with proper verification forms are required for the PA Program.
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Tuition & Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999