Program Highlights 

  • Daemen's program is one of only 210 (and growing rapidly) in the country to be accredited and one of a few that accepts freshman. If you enroll you won't have to reapply - your seat is reserved as long as you meet the academic requirements.
  • The rigor of our program is evident in our 98% first attempt pass rate on the NCCPA Certification Exam (the national average is 93%).
  • You can pursue a variety of clinical experiences including partnerships with hundreds of sites in New York State.
  • Clerkships are set up for students by Daemen’s own clinical coordinator.
  • Innovative, skilled and proficient faculty, many of whom are board certified and fellowship trained. Four members of the faculty are recipients of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants PA Educator of the Year award since 2005.

Program Information

As a student on the dual degree track, your seat in the Physician Assistant Program is reserved pending completion of all prerequisite coursework, core curriculum requirements, direct patient contact experiences, and meeting the Program's published academic standards. Four academic semesters, at a minimum, are required to complete the prerequisite coursework and core curriculum requirements. A combined BS/MS degree may be earned in five years.

Additional Information

Students Provide Health Screenings

Physician Assistant


Under the supervision of Associate Professor Joel Patterson, a group of 25 Daemen PA students offered diabetes, blood pressure and other preventive screenings in the city’s Seneca Babcock neighborhood at a community health fair. READ MORE

Abrianna Adler

Physician Assistant & Spanish

I hope to work in a field of medicine where I can make the most out of my Spanish language skills, whether this is in the emergency department, primary care, an intensive care unit, or in a pediatric office. READ MORE

Physician Assistant PA FAQ

For more information, contact Vincenette San Lorenzo, Administrative Coordinator for the Director of Physician Assistant Graduate Services at or call 716-839-8383.