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Physician Assistant Studies (PA Program)

Make a positive impact in health care and in your community as a Physician Assistant

As a valuable member of a health care team, you can be part of a collaborative approach to patient-centered care that enhances treatment plans and can improve outcomes.

Take the first step toward a career as a physician assistant, ranked the No. 3 best job by U.S. News & World Report, and pursue the best program for the job, Physician Assistant Studies.

Our 28 month, coeducational program, which enrolled its inaugural cohort in Jan. 2017, will provide you with a solid foundation and prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a changing and evolving health care environment. Please contact us at 860.231.5420 or [email protected] with questions.

Information about the admission process and upcoming 2020/2021 application cycle can be found here.

2019 Marks Graduation of the Inaugural Physician Assistant Studies Class

“I hope that we all leave here today with the confidence to pursue our passions and be great at what we love. As we step forth into 'the real world,' don’t forget to lift up the people around you whenever you can.” — Kylie Hoang M’19

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Linh Donnell, M’20

October 10, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Since its inception in 2017, the University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) 28-month master’s degree program in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies has been preparing students for successful careers in the health care field. During the program, students like Linh Donnell, M’20, learn through a unique modular curriculum that requires them to master subject material, one course

USJ Celebrates 84th Commencement Ceremony in Hartford

May 15, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Monday, May 13, 2019, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) held its 84th commencement ceremony at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Family and friends gathered in the audience as the University awarded 235 bachelor’s degrees, 500 master’s degrees, and more than 80 doctoral degrees. Among the graduates this year was the inaugural class

Physician Assistant Students Engage in Volunteerism

May 9, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), our core value of Compassionate Service is executed daily by our community. To combine this value into our teaching and learning experiences, our Physician Assistant (PA) Students have volunteered at numerous locations in the Hartford area. These organizations included the Rocking Chair Project, Fight for Air Climb, and

USJ Welcomes PA Studies Class of 2021

January 10, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The University of Saint Joseph recognized the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Class of 2021 on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in its third annual White Coat Ceremony. During the ceremony, which marked their official induction into the PA Studies program, members of the Class each received their first white coat – a symbol of professionalism and

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