Physician assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings, from private clinics to major hospitals, with physicians and other providers on healthcare teams. In addition to primary care, a major focus of the profession, physician assistants can also specialize in areas such as emergency and internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, dermatology, and other fields. These well-paid, in-demand practitioners serve as valuable members of an integrated, multidisciplinary medical team.
At the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at New York Tech, we foster a patient-centered approach, caring for people holistically while respecting their personal beliefs, experiences, and values. This is essential when treating patients in today's world, which is more globally and culturally diverse than ever. This holistic attitude applies whether you're learning in our classrooms, working in our high-tech labs, or participating in clinical clerkships .
The pandemic has shed light on the problems facing the patient population in the United States. But increased usage of telehealth virtual modalities has provided needed care, given its decreased risk of spreading the virus and people’s reluctance to frequent emergency rooms full of patients with COVID-19.