The PA program at D'Youville is rigorous and rewarding. Use the resources here to learn more about how you'll be prepared to become a leader in healthcare.
Master's Research Project
Every student in the D'Youville physician assistant program completes a research project. You'll examine a topic, review scientific literature, and present your findings. Learn more about the process and begin planning your research.
The clinical rotation experience is one of the most important parts of your education. You will experience long hours of rewarding work and study and have the opportunity to practice individual clinical skills in a safe, supervised environment. Learn more about clinicals, locations, and the process.
The D’Youville phyiscian assistant department offers a 4 1/2 year program that accepts both traditional freshman and transfer students. Freshman students enrolled in the PA department must complete four summer sessions in addition to the nine regular full-time semesters for a total of 175-credit hours which includes the pre-professional and professional phases.
Transfer students’ credit hours in the pre-professional phase will depend on what prior coursework was completed and accepted to the program. Transfer students, once matriculated to the professional phase, will complete 86-credit hours.
During the clinical phase, students are responsible for all incurred expenses while on rotation which may include travel to and from the clinical site, lodging, food, etc. Due to the availability of clinical rotations, extended daily travel may be required. It is required that each student have a valid driver’s license and his or her own vehicle.
Due to the time commitment of the program, particularly in the professional phase, off-campus work is not recommended.
PA students must not be required to work for the program. Students must not substitute for or function as instructional faculty.
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