Located at the Old Westbury campus on Long Island, the Physician Assistant Studies program at NYIT has been highly successful in preparing students for the rigors of the physician assistant profession.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
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On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, thank you for visiting our website.
Allow me to take this opportunity to express our commitment to providing our students with a successful educational experience in physician assistant studies.
The program is extremely challenging and challenges our students' academic abilities and motivations. Unquestionably, the rewards of completing the program are well worth the effort.
The focus of physician assistant education at NYIT is primary care; however, the curriculum and clinical clerkships cover the entire spectrum of medicine. In the process, students learn much about themselves, their strengths, and their ability to overcome what previously had been weaknesses.
Our students' success is the faculty's highest priority and we look forward to the day when program graduates become our colleagues.
Once again, we welcome you.
Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
The physician assistant program is based on the fundamental principles of NYIT, the physician assistant profession, and the belief that access to quality health care for all persons is a fundamental right.
These principles guide our three-year (30 months onsite) master's degree curriculum encompassing 98 credits that are spread over four semesters of didactic education and 48 weeks of intense clinical clerkships.
Recently, the program was awarded a U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant of more than $850,000 -- the largest grant ever awarded to the School of Health Professions. NYIT's PA program was one of only four colleges located in urban settings that were awarded a grant; the other 42 awardees are based in rural settings. The five-year grant will support a national effort to increase the number of primary care physician assistants to supplement the dwindling number of primary care physicians in the U.S.
The New York Institute of Technology Physician Assistant Program is deeply committed to developing within each student a strong foundation in the basic medical, clinical and psychosocial sciences. This provides our graduates with the education to treat patients and enable them to meet the life-long challenges inherent in the practice of medicine. We believe the program and as a result our graduates have been successful on many levels. This is demonstrated by:
A physician assistant (or PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, with the exception of Puerto Rico. PAs can take your medical history, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, develop treatment plans, counsel on preventive care, assist in surgery, make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes, and write prescriptions. (Source: aapa.org
Physician Assistant Studies
New York Institute of Technology
Riland Center, Room 352
Northern Blvd, PO Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
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Physician Assistant Studies
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