The mission of the Springfield College program is to educate students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in clinical, community, and academic service to humanity, building upon the College’s foundations of humanics and academic excellence. The Springfield College physician assistant program 1 trains primary care physician assistants eligible for employment in a wide variety of medical settings and specialties.
This is a 27 month master-level program with students earning a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies upon successful completion of the program.
The professional program includes 15 months of didactic education and 12 months of clinical rotations. The didactic year includes courses in clinical medicine, pharmacology, applied clinical skills, history taking and physical assessment, human anatomy and physiology, mental health issues, foundations of research, advanced statistics, and seminar courses. Clinical education includes inpatient medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology, surgery and emergency medicine.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification Examination and apply for state licensure.
For more information about this program, contact Charles Milch, the Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program at (413) 748-3554 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.
1Accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)