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New Physician Assistant Program starts in 2016

Members of the Physician Assistant Program's Class of 2018 receive their white coats.
The City College of New York Physician Assistant Program, one of the oldest in the country committed to recruiting from and serving underrepresented populations for more than four decades, introduces a new master of science degree program commencing in 2016. The new program replaces the existing undergraduate degree program sponsored by the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education since 1978. 
 
“We proudly continue our commitment to the Harlem community and our 37-year association with Harlem Hospital Center,” said Theresa Horvath, assistant dean and program director of the CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Harlem Hospital PA Program. “The new graduate program maintains the academic excellence and student diversity for which the existing undergraduate program is known.” 
 
The Physician Assistant Program improves the health of underserved communities and eliminates healthcare disparity by providing increased access to physician assistant education to students from traditionally underrepresented populations. It creates a workforce that provides highly skilled primary health services to the communities of greatest need. 
 
More than 800 students have graduated from the current program, and more than half of them serve in in underrepresented neighborhoods.
 
The new 80-credit graduate-level curriculum consists of three semesters each of lectures and clinical practice, and one devoted to research skills, culminating in a capstone project. 
 
For more information, visit the program’s website.
 
About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.
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