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Physician Assistant Program information session for Nov. 15 cancelled
11-7-12

The information session to learn more about the Misericordia University Physician Assistant program originally scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 15 has been cancelled. Those who are interested in the program are invited to contact Darci Brown at (570) 674-3061 or email her at dbrown@misericordia.edu. Additional information can be found at www.misericordia.edu/pa.

The program is now accepting applications from graduate students looking to enter the physician assistant field who already hold a bachelor’s degree and meet other entrance requirements. The five-year combined Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is also open to freshmen undergraduate students as a 3+2-year course of study. The program is offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Undergraduate and graduate work for the physician assistant program can be completed in five years for students who enroll as freshman and complete the master’s portion of their studies or as a post-baccalaureate program in 24 months for incoming graduate students.

The Misericordia physician assistant program will prepare students for clinical practice as well as leadership in the medical community. Through a sequence of specialized, medically-based courses, students will learn to evaluate and treat medical problems in ambulatory medicine, long-term care, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, women’s health, and emergency medicine.

Faculty members in the program include Scott L. Massey, Ph.D., P.A.-C., founding department chairperson, program director and professor of the Physician Assistant program; Darci Brown, P.A.-C., director of clinical education and assistant professor of physician assistant studies; and Abigail Davis, P.A.-C., director of didactic education and assistant professor.