Physician Assistant (PA)
The School of Health Sciences of Touro University

Physician assistants (PA) are medical professionals who diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications and often serve as a patient’s principal caregiver.

This is one of the fastest-growing and in-demand professions and is at the forefront of healthcare. Touro, along with The School of Health Sciences of Touro University, is a powerhouse in the education and training of these skilled and dedicated professionals.

The opportunities for licensed PAs are endless. This may include working in primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine or countless number of medical and surgical specialties, including hospital intensive care, cardiology, pediatrics, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and dermatology to name a few. This versatile profession offers tremendous career opportunities in clinical medicine, as well as hospital administration and education.

Detailed requirements can be found on the PA program website.

Student & Alum Profiles

Alexa Alter

Alexa Alter, PA-C

“It’s intense, but if you’re passionate about medicine then it’s all worth it in the end. Touro helped cultivate my passion and taught me how to be the best healthcare provider I can be.”

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Brian Do

Brian Do, PA-C

“I love that PAs can work in different specialties at the same time.”

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Jimmy Jiang

Ming Jie (Jimmy) Jiang, PA-C

“Touro prepared me well and made sure that I was beyond ready to take and pass the PA board certification exam.”

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Jennifer Spisak

Jennifer Spisak, MHA, PA-C

“My educational experience at Touro reinforced my longstanding mantra that you get out of something what you put into it. Work hard, set yourself up for success, and be kind to people along the way.”

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