Yale School of Medicine
Physician Assistant Online
Why Is Yale PA Online Right for You?
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is advancing the physician assistant (PA) profession by educating the highly proficient PAs the country needs. As the nationwide shortage of primary care physicians grows1, YSM is bringing more health care practitioners to patients with Yale’s online physician assistant program. Yale's PA Online program awards a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree and prepares graduates to seek licensure as physician assistants.
The online PA program prepares patient-focused clinicians who can choose to learn in their own communities. The program blends online classes and coursework with in-person clinical rotations and three immersions on the Yale campus, so students can earn a degree from YSM without relocating.
YSM’s online PA program enrolls ambitious students who are committed to advancing the physician assistant profession.
To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must:
- Hold or be working toward a four-year bachelor’s degree or a two-year master's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited university
- Provide official GRE scores from within the last five years
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Have a cumulative science GPA of at least 3.0 and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8
- Have completed core undergraduate prerequisite science courses at a U.S. regionally accredited university
Yale’s PA Online program is now accepting applications for the January 2020 cohort. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is recommended that applicants complete the online application and send supplemental documentation as early as possible.
Yale PA Online's proprietary application is now open for the January 2020 cohort. Applications will also be accepted through CASPA beginning April 25.
Physician Assistant Curriculum
The Yale PA Online curriculum is designed to educate students to become patient-centered medical professionals. The curriculum develops the student’s ability to diagnose and treat disease and illness through listening and communicating with patients, collaborating with other health care professionals, and understanding the most current research and methodologies. YSM faculty members are scholars and practitioners who foster ethical and collaborative learning.
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Online Learning at Yale School of Medicine
Yale’s Physician Assistant Online program offers its students flexibility in an engaging, interactive environment. Through the Yale PA Online campus, students will:
Attend live, face-to-face classes, in the virtual classroom, which are kept small so students and professors can explore concepts in an intimate environment.
Access coursework, including case studies, recorded lectures, and instructional videos.
Connect with classmates for study sessions and professors for one-on-one office hours.
Track assignments and class schedules through tools developed to support success in the program.
Contact technical support at any time for questions or to resolve difficulties accessing classes or assignments.
Download the mobile app that allows access to the coursework when students are on the go.
About Yale School of Medicine
Founded in 1810, YSM is a world-renowned medical center that embraces the proud traditions of the past while innovating for the future of health care, which includes the establishment of Yale PA Online. Education, research, and patient care are the three core missions that guide the institution’s leadership and advancement of the medical field.
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