Touro College (Manhattan) PA Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Touro College Physician Assistant Programs is to educate capable students to meet the challenges of providing health care services under the supervision of a licensed physician. The programs also strive to excel in the education and training of physician assistants who will serve the health care needs of the community with competence, compassion, and dedication. The program curriculum is designed to educate its graduates to function as traditionally-trained primary care providers who are able to provide care to patients in any number of specialties in hospital-based and private office settings, and to prepare graduates with the requisite medical knowledge to pass the national certifying examination. The curriculum is also formulated to sensitize the student to diverse patient populations and the impact of socioeconomic factors on health care and its availability.
The Manhattan Campus PA Program offers non-traditional scheduling of classes. This has enabled the program to broaden access to PA education to persons who prefer a non-traditional schedule format because of family commitments or the need to work part-time to finance their education.
PA PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Accreditation Status: Continuing
Campus: New York, NY
Degrees Offered: Bachelor, Masters
Distance & Online Learning: None
Bachelor Degree: Not required
Class Duration: 32 months
Class Capacity: 45 students
On-Campus Housing: Not available
Decision Criteria: Cumulative GPA; Science GPA; Healthcare experience, personal interview, personal statement
Seat Deposit: $1,500
Supplemental Application: No
International Students: Accepted
TOEFL: Required (for international applicants)
Recommendation letters: 3
CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline: January
Deadline Type: Verified – The application must be submitted, complete, and the the GPA calculation must be completed by CASPA by the deadline date.
Overall GPA 3.0
Prerequisite GPA No minimum
Science GPA 3.0
Science GPA Method CUSTOM CASPA local science GPA which includes all Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry courses.
Minimum 220 hours
Acceptable Experience Paid experience with hands-on patient care
Volunteer experience with hands-on patient care
Shadowing a physician or physician assistant
PART TIME OPTION
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For a complete list of the Physician Assistant Program details and requirements please visit the official PA program website.