Physician Assistant Program

Program Contact: Terry O'Donnell 203-582-5329

The Physician Assistant program, which leads to a Master of Health Science, educates qualified individuals to be highly skilled licensed health care providers who practice team-based medicine in collaboration with physicians, in a number of health care facilities ranging from private practices to tertiary care hospitals. This program fosters the development of compassionate and professional health care providers who embody the competencies of the PA profession. These competencies include “the effective and appropriate application of medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based learning as well as an unwavering commitment to continual learning, professional growth and the physician-PA team, for the benefit of patients and the larger community being served.”1

The vision of the Physician Assistant program at Quinnipiac University is to create a PA workforce that provides high-quality, affordable health care that is accessible to all people in all settings by fostering teamwork, critical-thinking skills, high ethical standards and respect for diverse populations.

Quinnipiac is a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).