About Yale PA Online

Our program prepares students to become board certified PAs without relocating. In this video, hear from real students about the Yale Physician Assistant Online program (Yale PA Online) student experience—including our classes and coursework, Clinical Experience in Early Didactic (CEED), clinical rotations, and immersions.

The mission of Yale PA Online is to prepare PAs to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care as members of interdisciplinary teams in a primary care setting. Graduates will be culturally competent clinicians who are committed to continuous learning and professional development. Our graduates will make significant contributions to their communities and to the advancement of the PA profession.

Yale's PA Online program awards a Master of Medical Science (M.M.Sc.) and prepares graduates to seek licensure as physician assistants. The curriculum blends online classes with in-person learning experiences, with students required to complete clinical placements and attend three immersions on Yale's campus. Learn about the Yale PA Online curriculum here.

Learn Online at Yale School of Medicine

With classes delivered online, Yale PA Online offers students across the country the chance to attend the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) without relocating. PA Online students are fully integrated members of the Yale community, with access to the same resources as on-campus students, including YSM's medical library. Students also work closely with Yale faculty who are leading researchers and scholars.

Students are required to apply their knowledge in real-world situations. Every student completes 15-months of clinical rotations, as well as immersions with cadaver dissection at Yale's state-of-the-art anatomy lab in New Haven. Discover the Online Campus here.

Program Goals

The goals of the online program are:

  • Goal #1: Continue the pursuit of excellence by increasing the number of highly educated, qualified physician assistants in primary care across the country
  • Goal #2: Amplify the impact of Yale on the health care field with an emphasis on patient care in medically underserved areas, as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration, and leadership
  • Goal #3: Improve pedagogy throughout the program with the use of innovative technology
  • Goal #4: Educate individuals to integrate the clinical data that they obtain from their patient’s medical history, physical examination, and laboratory analysis in order to form a differential diagnosis, as well as assess and plan for the patient’s condition
  • Goal #5: Facilitate the maturation of several important interpersonal characteristics during the student’s education, to practice in an ethical, empathetic, and professional manner, with an emphasis on the team-based approach to the provision of medical care

To learn more about Yale PA Online, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.