The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is designed to provide students with an outstanding education in preparation for careers as general practice physician assistants, as well as to provide a foundation for leadership in an area of advanced clinical practice.
The innovative 33-month curriculum will utilize the extensive resources available at Rush University to provide its students with an excellent training experience.
- The 12-month didactic phase will include lecture, small group discussion, and case-based training to prepare students for clinical rotations.
- The unique, 21-month clinical training portion of the program prepares students to practice as primary care providers, while providing a one of a kind immersion experience in an advanced clinical practice. Current areas for 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.