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Physician Assistant Students Practicing in the Simulation Center at SEU

What is a Physician Assistant?

According to the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), PAs are licensed clinicians who practice medicine throughout all medical specialties. As certified health care providers, PAs train diligently to provide direct patient care and increase access to health care.

Saint Elizabeth University's Master of Science in Physician Assistant program is designed to prepare physician assistants who are qualified and committed to respectfully serving the patients for whom they provide care.

Why choose SEU’s Physician Assistant program?

  • Located one hour from New York City and 90 minutes from Philadelphia, our M.S. in Physician Assistant graduates work with some of the most reputable health care facilities in the country. Our students take part in clinical rotation programs with Atlantic Healthcare System, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Saint Joseph's University Medical Center and Envision Healthcare Emergency Medicine.
  • In an inclusive and diverse environment, students get to work one-on-one with SEU's esteemed faculty and have access to the University's state-of-the-art Medical Simulation Center. The center offers innovative programs using high-fidelity human patient simulators, task trainers and Standardized Patients.
  • With a focus on social justice, one of SEU's core values, our students leave our campus wanting to make a tangible difference in health care. Many of our graduates have a passion for working with underserved communities, providing health care for those who have limited access.

Key Elements of the M.S. PA Program

  • The academic, professional and personal growth and development of the students is supported in a learning environment that promotes academic excellence.
  • Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination and upon passing, obtain state licensure.
  • The concurrent required community service-learning component of the MS PA Program provides the student with the opportunity to examine the impact social determinants have on health.

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PA Program Facilities

Clinical Skills LabThe MS PA Program and offices are located in Henderson Hall. The newly renovated space includes state-of-the-art classrooms, a 12-bed clinical assessment lab, three simulation rooms with a wide range of mannequins and task-trainers, six standardized patient evaluation rooms, and a video-capture system to facilitate formative and summative feedback. The Simulation Center is shared with the Nursing Department and provides opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning and activities.

Accreditation Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Saint Elizabeth University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Saint Elizabeth University.

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.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The PA Program's accreditation history can be found at:

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Diversity Statement

Our graduates will promote the dignity and diversity of all patients, in the spirit of service, social justice, and leadership to the community and the PA profession.

The SEU PA Program recognizes and supports the diversity of the PA profession and affirms the University's mission to be a community of learning for students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

SEU PA Program commits itself to the representation of all people by fostering a holistic admissions process that supports equity and equality to all applicants.

Furthermore, the SEU PA Program embeds the concepts of diversity, inclusion and cultural humility throughout the curriculum.