Helping Doctors Prevent, Diagnose, and Treat Disease

Physician assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals licensed—or in the case of those employed by the federal government, credentialed—to practice medicine with physician supervision.

Drexel Graduates Are Well Prepared

Drexel graduates are well prepared for national certification exams. Because of the close working relationship PAs have with physicians, they are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. On graduation, PAs take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Innovative Technology

At Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions, The Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice offers cutting-edge clinical simulation training for all disciplines at the College. From high-fidelity mannekins to real actors in our electronic learning labs, we are here to help you achieve your academic and career goals.

Research Is Diverse

Research included in the PA program is diverse and wide-ranging, including: PA education and curriculum, Preventive medicine and health screening, Mechanisms PA students use to cope with stress, PANCE and PACKRAT and Summative Exams correlation, Geriatrics - experiential learning, Clinical reasoning and PA students, Simulation and transfer of medical knowledge.

Why Drexel?

The Physician Assistant Program, one of the nation’s oldest and largest, is pledged to providing students with the most current and finest preparatory training available. Employing continuous curricular analysis, assessment of the best clinical practices, and utilization of state-of-the art in educational technologies, program graduates are eminently prepared to undertake their roles as professional health care practitioners.


Please explore the many options available to you at Drexel University's Physician Assistant Department. Examine the rigorous curriculum that prepares health care professionals. Of course, the best way to learn about Drexel is to visit us. We look forward to hearing from you.