Physician Assistant Studies

JWU's inaugural PA class in front of the Center for Physician Assistant Studies mural


100% Pass Rate
Congratulations to the JWU PA Class of 2017 on achieving a 100% pass rate (PDF) on the NCCPA PANCE Exam. The Class of 2016 also achieved a 100% pass rate (PDF).

Demand for qualified health care professionals is growing in direct proportion to patient populations. In fact, recently listed Physician Assistant Studies as the “No. 1 Best Master's Degree For Jobs,” predicting a 20% projected employment increase and a mid-career median pay of $97,500.

In addition, reports that “demand for physician assistants and nurse practitioners rose by more than 300% in the last 3 years,” according to national health care search firm Merritt Hawkins.

Learn to provide essential patient care in JWU’s developing program that awards a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS).

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 Caregiver

Patients 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.

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