Drawing upon the outstanding academic resources of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John's, the
Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Physician Assistant
prepares students for success in this growing field. By the
time they graduate, students will achieve the following:
- Mastery of the scientific and medical
knowledge, as well as the rigorous clinical experience, needed
for a career in clinical care.
- Effective problem solving and critical
reasoning skills in order to foster the development of positive
attitudes, values and appropriate behavior.
- Caring and competence needed to provide
compassionate, effective health care to patients of all ages and
- Knowledge of diagnosing illnesses and
medications needed to treat those conditions.
When they graduate, students in the program
are awarded a professional certificate along with their Bachelor of
Science degree. Students who already possess a bachelor's degree
may enroll in the two-year Physician Assistant Certificate
Program. (See our Admission section.)
Graduates are eligible to take the National Commission on
Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA)-administered Physician
Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) exam.