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  • Accelerated
  • Master of Physician Assistant Science
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Physician Assistant

  • Deliver Quality Health Care with a Physician Assistant Degree from Gannon University

    Gannon's physician assistant program has been educating physician assistants for more than 40 years. Our program faculty are committed to educating and preparing you to become an outstanding health care provider in a meaningful profession. Join our more than 1,200 graduates who work everyday to improve the health and wellness of patients and communities across the nation.

    • Program faculty have about 130 combined years in medicine and/or education with varied clinical backgrounds.
    • ARC-PA: Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician AssistantAccredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
    • Gannon's physician assistant program is ranked in the top 50 programs by the U.S. News and World Report.

    Learn to Lead the Way

    • Gain the foundational medical knowledge required for clinical practice through rigorous coursework and hands-on experiences.
    • Develop the skills needed to deliver high-quality, compassionate health care services to patients.
    • Become a vital member of a health care team.
    • Earn a median annual wage of $108,610, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
     

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Learn in our Patient Simulation Center, a clinical-like setting that mimics the way health care professionals collaborate in real time using the protocols you'll encounter in your career.
    • Complete eight clinical rotations to apply your classroom learning to real-world experiences.
    • Interact with standardized patients throughout your fourth and fifth years in the program.
     

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key courses including:

    Problem-Based Medicine: Learn evidence-based medicine with an emphasis on clinical problem solving through a case study approach.

    Pre-Rotation Lecture Series Lab: Practice clinical skills including gowning and gloving, injections, suturing, casting, CPR and ACLS certification and operating room orientation.

    Physical Diagnosis III: Perform histories and physical examinations on hospitalized and nursing home patients, learn frequently encountered medical problems, and understand pathophysiology and a methodology to approach any presenting medical concern.

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Gannon's physician assistant program provides you with an array of opportunities to prepare you for a purposeful career. You will:

    • Receive hands-on professional training through 90 hours of patient interaction experiences in your first four years.
    • Complete two physical diagnosis laboratories that will include experiences at a local hospital, at a long-term care facility, and with standardized patients on campus.
    • Participate in a White Coat Ceremony that honors didactic- and clinical-year students.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low studentto-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.