Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

“Misericordia University has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Misericordia University anticipates matriculating its first class in July 2018, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2018 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. The Misericordia University’s Physician Assistant Studies Program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation is not received.”


On behalf of the Dean, faculty and staff of the Misericordia University Physician Assistant program, allow me to welcome you to our website. Our PA Program development team, consisting of experienced PAs, physicians, a pharmacologist, a professor of anatomy, a pathophysiologist, and inter-professional collaborators, has devoted much time and attention to the development of a PA program that is rooted in sound biomedical concepts and clinical practice.

Misericordia University has developed a new graduate medical education program that will grant a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. We have been working to develop a rigorous and robust curriculum, one that will prepare graduates for success when taking the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE). More importantly, the curriculum and all associated requirements have been designed to transform students into “…competent and compassionate Physician Assistants”.

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree will require successful completion of a transformative 25-month medical education curriculum. The curriculum is composed of 22 didactic year courses and 9 clinical year courses, totaling 105 graduate credits.

I would like to extend our best wishes for your success as you endeavor to become a Physician Assistant. If you have any questions after reviewing our web site, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at MUPAInquiry@misericordia.edu

Respectfully,

Jack A. Goble, Jr. MHA, PA-C

Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant Program Director

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To apply to the PA program, review the admissions requirements before accessing the application link below.

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Didactic Phase (12 Months - 55 credits)

Didactic Phase (12 Months - 55 credits)

The didactic components will consist of face to face lectures, simulation and physical diagnosis laboratory experiences, inter-professional education activities, hands-on procedural skills training, and standardized healthcare provider certification (ACLS). Courses have been designed to effectively prepare students in disciplines that must be mastered for entry into the clinical phase of the program. These include:

Patient History & Communication
Pathophysiology
Clinical Anatomy
Evidence Based Practice
Ethics
Clinical Problem Solving & Diagnosis
Clinical Medicine
Surgery / Emergency Medicine Concepts
Patient Assessment
Clinical Genetics
Pharmacology
Medical Procedures & Clinical Skills
Transition to Clinical Practice

Clinical Phase (13 Months - 50 credits)

Clinical Phase (13 Months - 50 credits)

During the clinical year, each student must successfully complete eight six-week clinical clerkships, as they rotate through the following medical disciplines:

Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pediatrics
Psychiatry
General Surgery
Women’s Health
Emergency Medicine
Elective Experience (may occur in a primary care or clinical specialty setting)

Following successful completion of all clerkships, a final course must be completed to end the clinical year. During this five week course, students will work in pairs to complete an evidenced based medicine research paper and develop a professional presentation. In addition, students will participate in PANCE preparation activities.

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Within our web pages, we have provided the information that you will need to understand the Mission and Goals of our PA Program, as well as other detailed information, including our Admission Requirements, process for applying, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have unanswered questions after you have reviewed our web pages, please contact us either by phone or e-mail, as indicated below. Someone will contact you within 24 – 48 hours of your inquiry.

Contact us by e-mail: MUPAInquiry@misericordia.edu

Contact us by phone: (Placeholder for new VM only phone line)

570-674-6716

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