The University offers an exciting new twenty eight month Master of Science in Physician Assistant program full-time on the Bridgeport campus. Intake is in the spring term of each year on a rolling basis, and students focus on integrative medicine and global health. The curriculum encompasses basic and clinical sciences as well as clinical rotations and anatomy labs. Clinical experience is required.
The University of Bridgeport has received Provisional Accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). This status was granted after an exhaustive review of University sponsorship, Institute processes, faculty and administrative credentials also didactic and clinical curriculum components. The first cohort of students will begin classes in January 2011.
Accreditation is required in order for graduates to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE). This credential is required for state licensure. Those students completing studies in a provisionally accredited program are eligible to sit for the examination.
Provisional Accreditation is an accreditation status granted by ARC-PA for a limited, defined period of time to a new PA program that has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999