Developing the skills to become a physician assistant (PA) takes hard work, dedication — and an educational facility that meets the complex needs of this increasingly sophisticated field.
Innovative New Facility in Rhode Island’s Medical Corridor
The PA program is part of JWU’s new Center for Physician Assistant Studies, housed in a brand-new, 18,000-sq. foot facility dedicated to the health sciences and located in Providence’s Knowledge District.
You’ll be learning in the heart of downtown’s high-tech health services, research and education corridor, which includes RI Hospital, part of Lifespan’s hospital consortium, and Brown University’s Alpert Medical School.
Learning Space Tailored to the Health Sciences
Our new facility will be set up to maximize information sharing, teamwork and collaboration between students, faculty and community colleagues, with:
Building Designed for Convenience and CollaborationThe Center has been designed to transition you seamlessly from morning to night — from the locker room where you can safely stash your valuables to the spacious learning commons where you can study with fellow students after hours. You won’t have to leave the building unless you choose to.
Why is this important? Those first 12 months of preclinical instruction are especially rigorous, and the building will enable you and your peers to learn without interruption — whether you’re studying cardiovascular systems in the anatomy lab, documenting cases in the clinical practice center or attending virtual grand rounds in our lecture hall.
Sharing classrooms and common spaces also enhances the sense of community, enabling you and your fellow students to progress through the first year as a supportive cohort.
The latest news about JWU’s Center for Physician Assistant Studies, including details of JWU’s cooperative agreement with Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. read more