Physician Assistant Studies

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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.PA)


Physician Assistant Studies

Why a Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Degree From Le Moyne?

The Physician Assistant Studies (PA) graduate program at Le Moyne will prepare you to emerge as a clinically competent, compassionate PA equipped with the skills to practice in a diverse and ever-changing healthcare environment. 

The Le Moyne PA learns to care for the whole person – cura personalis – in a bio, psychosocial, spiritual paradigm thanks to our Jesuit mission and heritage. Service-learning opportunities move you from the classroom to the community to facilitate an even greater, deeper understanding of the human condition in the “real world.”

The Le Moyne PA stands out from the rest.

Care Meets Compassion in Our PA Program

Exceptional students become exceptional PAs on the Heights.

The Physician Assistant Studies Program

Le Moyne’s PA program is a 24-month full-time program divided into 12 months of didactic courses followed by 12 months of supervised clinical practice experiences (SPCEs). You’ll have a solid foundation in evidence-based medicine, emphasizing the importance of remaining current with the changing nature of clinical practice.

The PA Didactic Year

The didactic curriculum reflects the overarching philosophy of the entire program – the bio-psycho-social approach to patient care. Case review and analysis sharpens your clinical skills in a safe learning environment.

The PA Clinical Year

The 12-month clinical curriculum is comprised of nine rotations that include experiences in medicine, primary care, pediatrics, women's health/ambulatory care, surgery, emergency medicine, behavioral medicine, and two electives in either a surgical or medical specialty.

Veteran-Physician Assistant Bridge Path

Our Veteran-Physician Assistant Bridge Path offers three paths to earning a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

The Direct Entry PA Program

If you’re a high school student considering your options, check out the direct entry PA program. It’s a selective program that offers early acceptance to exceptional high school students. Sound like you?

Magis Program

The Jesuit spirit of Magis - of doing and becoming more - is woven into everything we do. The Magis program provides our PA Students with the resources they will need to become competent, caring and ethical clinicians. Through your participation in this program, you will enhance your medical knowledge, clinical skills and professionalism. You will be a part of a team comprised of clinical and nonclinical specialists committed to your growth and development as a physician assistant. Magis is not simply an outcome. It's a way of living.

Our extraordinary award-winning faculty brings decades of clinical experience to your PA classrooms.

Physician Assistant Studies at Le Moyne College

Preceptors play a pivotal role in educating our PA students by guiding and mentoring students as they gain hands-on, real-world clinical experience, as well as modeling a compassionate and caring health care provider.

Between the faculty and the students, we created a community where everyone feels safe to learn and share their opinions.”

Reese Goo
St. Ignatius

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The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Le Moyne College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Le Moyne College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2031. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website here.