Featured Associate: Northeastern University
Established in 1971, the Northeastern University Physician Assistant (PA) Program has a long-standing history of, and expertise in, the education and training of physician assistants. The PA program is located in close proximity to Boston’s major academic medical centers and was the first generalist PA training program in the nation to offer a master’s degree in 1985.
This rigorous, highly integrated curriculum offers our students the opportunity to obtain broad generalist training that prepares them for successful employment in all fields of clinical practice. Our instructional faculty members are practicing clinicians from throughout New England, and most have been teaching with the program for many years. The clinical year is designed to provide students with experience in diverse healthcare settings in our well-established network of clinical rotation sites. Northeastern’s PA program graduates are employed in positions across the United States, and some have worked internationally. In addition to clinical practice, our graduates are employed in research, administration, leadership, and education.
As global citizens, we are dedicated to access, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to developing future physician assistants who can advance diversity by providing culturally informed care to people across race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, age, ability, and nationality. We support the acquisition of competencies that prepare our students to recognize, confront, and end discrimination in its many forms.
The Northeastern University Physician Assistant Program offers a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In addition to the traditional program, there are 2 dual master’s degree pathways available: PA/MPH and PA/Health Informatics (HI). Further dual degree and certificate programs are in the process of being developed as Northeastern University’s PA Program continues to remain at the forefront of medical education and innovation.
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