Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Address:

Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

4170 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

United States

Phone:

1-800-999-6998

Fax:

1-215-871-6719

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Physician Assistants (PAs) are health professionals who practice medicine with supervision by licensed physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services in a variety of clinical settings.

PCOM's PA program provides a comprehensive academic and clinical medical education to prepare students for their professional roles as Physician Assistants. Students may enroll at either our Suwanee, Georgia campus, or our main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PCOM offers students a holistic view of health care—one that considers all areas of well being and provides the opportunity to study and collaborate with students from a variety of medical-related disciplines.

PCOM offers a dynamic learning environment where students and educators constantly interact and collaborate with one another. All full-time PA program faculty are, or have been, practicing physician assistants, and thus they bring a broad range of perspectives and experience.

PA students also benefit from extensive hands-on experiences—starting early in the course of their studies. They work with patient-actors who assume the roles of patients with specific medical histories, train in modern medical facilities for clinical rotations, and benefit from clinician-patient encounters in supervised clinical practice experiences.

As a result of all this training, our graduates are exceptionally prepared and highly sought after. First-time pass rate for our graduates on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam is exceptionally high. Our graduates are so highly valued by employers that half pursue active job leads before graduation.

Career Options:

  • Physician Assistants deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in both rural and urban settings throughout the world.
  • PAs work in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals, nursing homes, student health services, and rural and urban clinics.
  • Look in nearly any specialty within medicine and you'll find a physician assistant at work. With fast growth in the field predicted until 2022 and beyond, there's never been a better time to investigate the profession.

Accreditation:

PCOM is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-662-5606. PCOM’s physician assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Review C

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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