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Physician Assistant Education

Preparing advanced practice healthcare practitioners using state-of-the-art technology & hands-on experiences

As a student in the UD Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program, you'll prepare to become a knowledgeable, service-oriented and self-assured advanced practice healthcare practitioner. Our 27-month, seven-semester, modular-based curriculum program blends state-of-the-art technology with traditional hands-on experience to provide you with the best possible experience to prepare you for clinical practice.

Our mission is to produce physician assistants who are committed to the service of the human person through the skillful, compassionate, and ethical provision of health care within the context of the Catholic Marianist tradition. We emphasize excellent generalist care for the whole person, particularly upholding dignity for society's most vulnerable, in a learning environment which emphasizes leadership, life-long learning, and service.


Program Accreditation

The UD Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Accreditation Details >>


COVID-19 updates

The UD Department of Physician Assistant Education is not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. If you'd like to set up a Zoom meeting, please call 937-229-2900 or contact Admissions Coordinator Amy Kidwell.

100%

PANCE pass rate

27

months to program completion

95%

graduation rate

A High-Quality Education

  • Clinical Experience
  • Community Life
  • Program Goals
  • Take part in nine clinical rotations

    Our program utilizes state-of-the-art technology blended with traditional hands-on experiences to provide you with the best possible experience to prepare you for clinical practice. Students complete nine clinical experiences: Orthopedics, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Women's Health, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, General Surgery, and an elective experience. Each rotation is four weeks long, except for the elective experience (which is 10 weeks long). The elective experience can be broken down into shorter periods of time for a student to have exposure to a variety of medical fields, based on their interest for post-graduation employment or further exposure to a core rotation.

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    When you're a part of the community that makes up the UD Master of Physician Assistant program, you're more than just a student in a classroom. You're part of a team that's committed to the service of the human person through the skillful, compassionate, and ethical provision of health care within the context of the Catholic Marianist tradition.

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    The UD Physician Assistant program strives to have all of its students successfully accomplish six goals in order for them to become highly functioning members of a healthcare team upon graduation. In addition to these goals, the program aspires to have graduates who demonstrate pristine ethical behavior in all aspects of clinical practice, promote healthy lifestyles, and provide holistic patient care in primary care and underserved communities.

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    Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) pass rates

    2020 Cohort: First-time exam takers — 36 candidates, 36 candidates passed (100% pass rate)

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    CONTACT

    Physician Assistant Education

    Fitz Hall, Room 510
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2958
    937-229-2900
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