Demand for qualified health care professionals is growing in direct proportion to patient populations. Learn to provide essential patient care in JWU’s developing program that awards a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS).
Slated to roll out in 2014, this year-round, 24-month program is part of our new Center for Physician Assistant Studies, situated in an 18,000 square-foot facility dedicated to the health sciences and located in Rhode Island’s medical education epicenter.
Become a Clinician and CaregiverPatients are more than medical records and lab results. Becoming an effective clinician involves more than understanding body systems and drug interactions: It requires active listening and empathy.
Our curriculum has been designed to fully prepare you to meet the complex needs of patients — and to develop the critical thinking skills to integrate seamlessly into a patient-centered medical team.
Hone your knowledge of clinical medicine, medical science and therapeutics through evidence-based practice and peer-to-peer collaboration with other RI universities.
If you want to become a health care professional who treats the whole patient — mind, body and spirit — then we want to hear from you.
PA Info SessionsLearn all about our program and mission at one of our upcoming information sessions, led by program director George Bottomley.
AccreditationJWU’s PA program is in development and is currently seeking Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), which is the only entry way for new programs into the accreditation process.
PA Studies Brochure (800K PDF)
Interested in becoming a PA? Learn about our mission and our developing program at one of our upcoming info sessions led by program director George Bottomley. read more
VIDEO: Director George Bottomley talks about the unique strengths of JWU’s physician assistant program: an investment in RI’s health care economy, a dedicated facility where students can hone their clinical skills, and a humanistic approach to patient care. read more
PHOTOS: JWU’s dedicated facility for physician assistant studies has been designed to meet the complex needs of the program’s students and the increasingly sophisticated PA field. read more