About Physician Assistant Studies
What is a Physician Assistant?
A physician assistant (or PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional.They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, with the exception of Puerto Rico. Physician assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings, from private clinics to major hospitals, with physicians and other providers on healthcare teams. Besides primary care, a major focus of the profession, they also specialize in areas such as emergency and internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, dermatology, and many other fields. These well-paid, in-demand practitioners serve as valuable members of an integrated, multidisciplinary medical team.
The mission of the New York Tech PA Program is to provide students with engaging educational experiences that facilitate lifelong learning, enhance diverse perspectives, emphasize interprofessional practice, and foster a spirit of service with a commitment to improving the health of our communities and advancing the PA profession.
New York Tech PA Goals
- Goal I: To train PAs who are prepared to enter clinical practice at entry-level proficiency at the time of graduation.
- Goal II: To enhance the students’ ability to communicate effectively on a healthcare team using verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
- Goal III: To encourage diversity and cultivate compassionate, culturally aware graduates who contribute to the PA profession, and society.
- Goal IV: To cultivate a foundation for lifelong learning.
A patient-centered approach means 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. Here, you’ll adopt a holistic attitude learning in our classrooms, working in our high-tech labs, and applying this in clinical clerkships available in a wide variety of settings. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to treat patients from a wide spectrum of clinical populations and practice settings.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination (PANCE), administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistance (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the New York Institute of Technology Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the New York Institute of Technology. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The program's accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-new-york-institute-of-technology/.