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Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

General Program Inquiries

How long is The City College of New York (CCNY) Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (SDSBE) Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program at Harlem Hospital Center?

The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Physician Assistant Program at Harlem Hospital Center’s duration is 28.5 months. There is a didactic phase of 16.5 months followed by a 12 month clinical phase. 

 

Is the CCNY/SDSBE Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program at Harlem Hospital Center an accredited P.A. Program?

Yes. The CCNY/SDSBE Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program at Harlem Hospital Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

 

What is the tuition for the program?

Please refer to the CCNY website for tuition rates for the year in which you are applying. The P.A. Program has additional fees for medical equipment, malpractice insurance and books.  These fees are noted in the CCNY Undergraduate Bulletin

 

At the conclusion of training what credentials will I have?

After successful completion of the CCNY/SBSBE Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program at Harlem Hospital Center, a Certificate of Completion for the P.A. Program will be granted to all graduates. A Bachelor of Science degree in P.A. Studies (BS/PA) will be conferred by The City College of New York. Graduates who have successfully completed all CCNY/P.A. Program requirements are then eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) administered by the NCCPA.

 

What is a regular P.A. student schedule like?

Classes are typically scheduled Monday through Friday generally between 8:00am - 6:00pm. There may be an occasion when classes extend beyond normal hours.

 

Will I be able to work while in school?

Due to the challenging nature of the professional medical education program, students are discouraged from employment during the program. 

 

May I attend the CCNY/SDSBE Physician Assistant (P.A.) Program at Harlem Hospital Center part-time? Are classes held on the weekend?

No. The CCNY/SDSBE Physician Assistant (P.A.) at Harlem Hospital Center does not offer part-time enrollment. Due to the intensity of the coursework a full-time commitment is required of each student. This intensive schedule provides the opportunity to cover significant amounts of material within a short period of time. 

 

How long is the clinical phase? How long is each clinical rotation?

The clinical phase is 13 months in duration. Each clinical rotation is 6 (six) weeks in duration.