School of Health and Medical Sciences
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Since New Jersey began licensing physician assistants (PAs) in 1992, the demand for PAs has outpaced the number of graduates. To alleviate the PA shortage, the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) launched the M.S. in Physician Assistant program in March 2001. Accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., the program prepares practitioners with a depth of knowledge and judgment to perform as knowledgeable and highly skilled clinicians. The PA Program at Seton Hall is one of only two such programs in the state.
As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, order and interpret tests, diagnose illnesses, counsel patients on preventive healthcare issues, assist in surgery, and prescribe treatments. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A physician assistant’s practice may also include education, research and administrative services. Physician assistants are found in all areas of medicine They practice in the areas of primary care medicine family medicine, internal medicine, medical sub-specialties pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology) as well as in surgery and the surgical subspecialties.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Many Seton Hall students take advantage of loans and other financial aid to fund their education. A number of federal, state and private loan programs are available for your use.
Locale: Large Suburb
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