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General Program Inquiries

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General Program Inquiries

How long is The CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program?

The CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Programs duration is 28 months. There is a didactic phase of 12 months,12 month clinical phase followed by a 4 month research phase.. 

 

Is the CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program an accredited P.A. Program?

Yes. The CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is on Accrediation-Administrative Probation  by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

 

What is the tuition for the program?

Please refer to the PA Program tuition rates page. 

 

At the conclusion of training what credentials will I have?

After successful completion of the CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, a Certificate of Completion for the P.A. Program will be granted to all graduates. A Master of Science degree in P.A. Studies (MS/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 CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program part-time? Are classes held on the weekend?

No. The CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Programdoes 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 12 months in duration. Each clinical rotation is 5 (five) weeks in duration.