Philadelphia University merged with Thomas Jefferson University on July 1, 2017. This is the homepage for the Philadelphia University PA Program which is one program offered at two campuses. This program is now referred to as the Jefferson University PA Program East Falls Campus & Jefferson University PA Program New Jersey Campus. This Program is accredited by ARC-PA and has been continually accredited since 1995. The same curriculum is delivered on both East Falls and the New Jersey campuses.

The homepage for the Jefferson University PA Program Center City Campus, which is a PA Program with separate ARC-PA accreditation, faculty and curriculum can be found here. Both websites are in the process of being updated.

To learn more about Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University, please see our FAQs here.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Thomas Jefferson University’s Physician Assistant Program, welcome to our website!

Physician assistants are professionals who practice medicine while under the eye of a licensed doctor. They are trained to conduct physical exams, obtain medical histories, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery and prescribe medications under the supervision of a doctor.  They help alleviate a physician’s intense work load and allow better access to patient care and follow-up.

Our program focuses on preparing PA professionals who extend and complement the capabilities of physicians in the delivery of health care in today’s rapidly changing medical environment. We are nationally recognized in rankings by U. S. News and World Report, and offer a strong academic foundation as well as a wide-range of clinical experiences.

We are proud of our reputation and we have created an excellent curriculum that integrates knowledge, skills, patient advocacy and an understanding of team-based practice.  Our graduates are not only sought after but become compassionate and competent professionals delivering high-quality, cost-effective health care in a variety of settings.

Students exploring the PA Profession at Thomas Jefferson University have two paths to completing a degree – Undergraduate Entry and Graduate Entry.  New Jersey has one path – Graduate Entry. 

Undergraduate Entry  is for students who are preparing to complete high school or who have less than 16 hours of college credits completed.  Undergraduate Entry applicants can apply to the combined five-year B.S. in Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies or to the 4+2 B.S. Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies.

Graduate Entry is for students who are planning to enroll in a master’s degree program after the completion of a bachelor’s degree.  These students will earn an M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies in 25 months.

Feel free to explore our website and do not hesitate to contact us.


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