On behalf of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies - Welcome!
The Department of Physician Assistant Studies is a developing program housed in Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson School of Health Professions. Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the 95.5 credit PA Program at Jefferson sits within a busy university medical center.
Established in 1824, Jefferson has a long history of training the best medical and health science clinicians in the country. Jefferson’s rich experiences coupled with its state-of-the-art medical center are what set the TJU Physician Assistant Program apart. Students will have access to technologically-advanced facilities designed to enhance the medical training experience with real-world scenarios handled by multi-disciplinary medical teams.
Our first class will matriculate in Pre-Fall of 2014*. Students who successfully complete the PA Program at Jefferson will be awarded a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree. Graduates will be eligible to take the national certifying examination (PANCE) upon graduation.
While at Jefferson, one of the many opportunities students will have will be to participate in the Health Mentors Program. This program unites students from each area of the University (Jefferson Medical College, and the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions) to work as an interdisciplinary team. This team will work together, directly with a patient, to learn those things that truly matter to patients living with health conditions and/or impairments.
I encourage interested students to view our website and contact the program with any questions. Changes are happening every day so check back often for updates. Thank you for your interest in our program, I look forward to seeing your application!
Kathryn Janick, MSPAS, PA-C
Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
*The TJU Department of Physician Assistant Studies has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The TJU Department of Physician Assistant Studies anticipates matriculating its first class in Pre-Fall 2014, pending Accreditation - Provisional at March 2014 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its initial accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards. If Accreditation-Provisional is not awarded at the March 2014 ARC-PA meeting, TJU will not be permitted to enroll the class anticipated to matriculate in Pre-Fall 2014.