Physician Assistant Program at Elizabethtown College
The Elizabethtown College Physician Assistant (PA) program will provide future health care providers with an education that is centered on service and integrates interdisciplinary learning. The PA program will provide comprehensive curriculum that incorporates hands-on learning in state-of-the-art laboratories. The mission of the program will align with the College's mission that education is long lasting and far-reaching because it is deeply transformational.
Accelerated - First year entry or direct entry as a student into the Physician Assistant bachelor/master's degree program. Students will complete their bachelor degree in Biology Allied Health and a master's degree in Physician Assistant studies in a total of five and a half years, culminating in sitting for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam.
- Graduate - Students who have completed a bachelor's degree and met the required course pre-requisites can apply for the stand alone master's degree in Physician Assistant studies through CASPA (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants). The master's program is a 25-month program and students are then eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam.
The PA program curriculum at Elizabethtown College is designed to meet the needs of 21st century learners so you can advance your knowledge, and build the skills you'll need through experiential opportunities to enter the workforce prepared upon graduation.
First-year: A didactic year (classroom and laboratory experience). Laboratory facilities will include cadaver, assessment, and simulation labs.
- Second-year: Students will complete eight clinical rotations in the fields of family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women's health, behavioral health, surgery, emergency, and an elective. These rotations will occur in various settings including inpatient, outpatient, and study abroad opportunities.