New PA Program holding 5K run/walk for National Physician Assistant Day on Oct. 6

To celebrate National Physician Assistant (PA) Day, the new PA Studies Program at Misericordia University is hosting a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center near the North Gate of the upper campus. The cost is $10 for students with a school or college/university ID and $15 for non-students. Proceeds will benefit the newly formed PA Student Society of Misericordia University. A free T-shirt will be given to runners who pre-register.

For additional information, or to pre-register, contact Becky Jackson at

The Misericordia University Physician Assistant Studies program is a five-year combined Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. For more information about the PA Program, please call (570) 674-3061 or log on to Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 37 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full and part-time formats.