About Yale PA Online
The mission of the Yale Physician Assistant Online (Yale PA Online) program is to prepare PAs to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care as members of interdisciplinary teams. Graduates of the program 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 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 our award-winning, renowned faculty who are leading researchers and scholars in the field.
Students are required to apply their knowledge in real-world situations. Every student completes a full year 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.
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 HRSA, 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