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The application deadline for students entering Fall 2021 is
January 15, 2021.

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Projected job growth from 2018-28 for physician assistants is 31 percent, much faster than average for all occupations.

Students on our dual degree track can earn both a bachelor’s of science in health science and a master’s in physician assistant studies in just five years.

 

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The Daemen College Physician Assistant Studies Program is accredited by the Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Our program is one of only 254 in the U.S. to be accredited and among a few that accept first-year students.

Program Benefits

  • Students on our dual degree track have their seat in our prestigious physician assistant graduate program reserved pending completion of all necessary requirements.
  • Daemen physician assistant students have a 97 percent first attempt pass rate on the NCCPA Certification Exam. 
  • Our program is one of very few that offers a human cadaver anatomy lab taught by a full-time anatomist.
  • Various clinical experiences are available, including partnerships with hundreds of sites in the Buffalo area and New York State.
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides physician assistant studies students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration. This leads to improved health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Our own clinical coordinator works with students to select clerkships that best suit individual interests and goals.
  • All core faculty members continue to practice in various areas of medicine and bring their clinical experience into the classroom.
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Hands-on Service Learning Experience

Students can participate in a wide range of service learning opportunities. Our Students Without Borders (SWOB) program has organized annual trips to the Dominican Republic since 2001, so that students can help provide medical, dental, nutritional, and humanitarian aid to the people in the surrounding villages of San Pedro de Marcoris. Over 500 patients receive care during each of these mission trips by students directly supervised by physicians, physician assistants, and dentists.

US News and World Report Best Grad Schools Ranking Seal

Daemen College’s Physician Assistant Studies Program has been recognized as one of the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Career Outlook

Graduates deliver medical services in doctor’s offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, emergency departments, surgical centers, correctional facilities, and more in a variety of specialties, including surgery, family practice, psychiatry, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and others.

Recent graduate employers

  • E.J. Noble Hospital    
  • Dent Neurological Institute
  • Rochester General Hospital    
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • Strong Health 
  • Unity Hospital
  • WCA Hospital    
  • Northtown Orthopedics
  • Excelsior Orthopedics    
  • Erie County Medical Center
  • Veterans Administration    
  • Buffalo Medical Group
  • Buffalo General Hospital    
  • The Exigence Group
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center    
  • Eastern Niagara Hospital
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo    
  • Catholic Health System
  • A wide-variety of other hospitals and private practices
Samuel Ali, ’15

Physician assistant studies, Minor in Biology

Samuel Ali, ’15

Physician assistant, UBMD Emergency Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Daemen College

Kaylin Moore, ’17

Physician assistant studies

Kaylin Moore, ’17

Physician assistant, Associated Physicians of WNY P.C.

Program Specifics

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