Additional Program Info
The Misericordia University Physician Assistant Program satisfies the academic requirements for licensure and NCCPA certification credentials set forth by the State of Pennsylvania. Requirements for licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement eligibility vary from one profession to another and from state to state. For students who wish to practice in a state other than Pennsylvania, please review the following national site that contains state board directories https://www.nccpa.net/state-licensing-boards/.
AAPA State licensing information link: https://www.aapa.org/advocacy-central/state-advocacy/state-licensing/ for additional licensing information including: List of Licensing Boards, Statutory and Regulatory Requirements for Initial Licensure and License Renewal, and State Laws and Regulations.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE); New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); Higher Learning Commission (HLC); Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU); Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges-Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC); WASC Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC)
Misericordia University has a 7,575 square foot, custom designed Physician Assistant educational facility within the Trocaire Building on its main campus. The Chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and PA program faculty have been directly involved in the design of the new educational area. Key features of this space include a dedicated Physician Assistant didactic year classroom, an open-floor-plan physical assessment and procedural skills lab with eleven examination areas, four private physical examination rooms which may be used for refining examination skills or objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), a PA student study area, and private offices for all PA program faculty and staff.
A high level, state-of-the-art, new cadaver lab will open Fall 2020 in the new Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Science Center, immediately adjacent to the Trocaire building. Our Anatomy professor, Anthony Serino, Ph.D., comes to our program with many years of experience in providing anatomy instruction within graduate medical education programs. The lab offers multiple full cadaver stations, allowing for direct participation by each PA student.