The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program is designed to provide students with an outstanding education in preparation for a career as a PA with a foundation for leadership in advanced clinical practice.
Our innovative 30-month curriculum** utilizes the extensive resources available at Rush University to provide its students with an excellent training experience.
- The 12-month didactic phase uses lecture, case-based discussions, and skills labs training to prepare students for clinical rotations.
- Our unique, 18-months of clinical rotations prepares students to practice as primary care providers, while providing a one of a kind immersion experience in an area of advanced clinical practice. Current areas of advanced clinical training include orthopedics, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, interventional radiology, urology, neurosurgery, geriatrics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
**Pending approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).