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Kean University has developed a comprehensive Climb Higher Restart Plan for the Spring 2021 semester. Please visit the Return to Campus page to find details and contact information for student services, admissions and more.

What You Learn

A physician assistant's medical education and training are rigorous. The School of Physician Assistant Studies curriculum is modeled on the medical school curriculum that involves both didactic and clinical education training. In the didactic phase, students take courses in basic medical sciences, behavioral sciences and behavioral ethics. In the clinical phase, students complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical rotations in medical and surgical disciplines, including family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, emergency medicine and psychiatry.

Graduates of our program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors necessary for competent PA practice.
  • Sustain a supportive and reflective learning environment that fosters empathy and a deep appreciation for diversity and inclusion.

Promote interprofessional and collaborative efforts with partners within the University, in clinical practice and in the community to advance quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Graduates of an accredited program are recognized for licensure in all 50 states.

If you have admissions questions, contact Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@kean.edu or (908) 737-4723.

Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.

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Program Coordinator:
Diana Trybulski, MA, MS
Managing Assistant Director
School of Physician Assistant Studies
dtrybuls@kean.edu
(908) 737-6191

Physician Assistants are medical professionals who diagnose illnesses, develop treatment plans and prescribe medications. They practice in every medical setting and specialty, and they often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. The profession consistently shows job growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 31% growth rate from 2018 to 2028.

Carol Biscardi, PA-C, Ph.D.
Executive Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies
Carol Biscardi

Accreditation

Kean University's Physician Assistant Studies program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Kean University Physician Assistant Studies Program anticipates matriculating its first class in September 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2021 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

In the event that the PA program does not receive Accreditation - Provisional status, the program will not start as planned. The class anticipated to matriculate in September 2021 will receive a full refund of any deposit or tuition paid. Please note that the application fee of $75.00 is non-refundable. 

For more information regarding accreditation, please see the ARC-PA website: http://www.arc-pa.org

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