Program Details

This 96-credit, three-year program includes courses specific to PA practice that are intended not only to provide students with

Location:
South Orange, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Physician Assistant

Program Overview

Program Description:

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.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Seton Hall University's Physician Assistant Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review
Financial Aid:
Yes

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