All programs operate in accordance with the ARC-PA Standards, but programs may focus on specific populations, regions, teaching methods, etc. In addition, each program is unique, and has some things that make it stand out from the other programs.
|Mission||The mission of the Touro College Physician Assistant Programs is to educate capable students to meet the challenges of providing health care services under the supervision of a licensed physician. The programs also strive to excel in the education and training of physician assistants who will serve the health care needs of the community with competence, compassion, and dedication. The program curriculum is designed to educate its graduates to function as traditionally-trained primary care providers who are able to provide care to patients in any number of specialties in hospital-based and private office settings, and to prepare graduates with the requisite medical knowledge to pass the national certifying examination. The curriculum is also formulated to sensitize the student to diverse patient populations and the impact of socioeconomic factors on health care and its availability.|
|Notable Features||Non-Traditional scheduling of classes, evenings M-Th and Sundays.|
Some programs offer a preprofessional degree designed to prepare students for a full professional PA program. Some programs also offer online masters programs designed to provide graduate education to someone with an undergraduate professional PA degree.
|Online Masters Degree||Yes|
The program website and any social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) are maintained by the program.
Some programs have created support systems and pathways for veterans to help them more easily transition into civilian life and matriculate into PA school. These include:
|Yellow Ribbon Program||—|
General information about the degree offered, the size and length of the program, whether the program can be pursued part-time, etc.
|Degrees Offered||Bachelor, Masters|
|Bachelor Degree||Not required|
|Class Start Date||August 2021|
|Class Duration||32 months|
|Class Capacity||45 students|
|Campus||School of Health Sciences|
|On-Campus Housing||Not available|
|Distance & Online Learning||No|
|Accept Transfer Students||No|
Some programs may accept applications from people who are not US citizens. International applicants may be required to submit educational documentation for review, demonstrate proficiency in English, and other additional requirements.
|Additional information||More information|
Many programs are members of CASPA, the central application service for PA programs. Applications to these programs are submitted through the CASPA website. Applications to non-CASPA programs are submitted directly to the individual programs.
There are three kinds of CASPA program deadlines:
Deadlines for non-CASPA programs have different meanings depending on the program. Check the program's website for complete details.
January 15, 2021
Programs may design their individual courses or their entire curriculum around particular learning methodologies and styles. These include:
|Curriculum Design||No special focus|
|Course Design||No special focus|
Mailing address and other contact details for the admissions office. The admissions office may be in a different city and state than the program's main campus.
232 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Tuition listed is for the entire duration of the program. Some programs may include student fees and other costs into the tuition figure.
Programs may require specific exams such as the GRE or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). If the program accepts the MCAT in place of the GRE, it is noted here. TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE requirements are for international or non-native English speaking applicants unless otherwise specified by the program. See the program's website for details.
|TOEFL||Required (for international applicants)|
Programs may recommend or require health care experience. If health care experience is required, the program will specify the kinds of experiences that are acceptable and the minimum number of hours.
No information provided
Programs may require one or more of the following: a minimum overall GPA; a minimum GPA for prerequisite coursework; and a minimum GPA for science coursework. Programs calculuate minimum science GPAs differently, so details are provided if a minimum science GPA is required.
|Prerequisite GPA||No minimum|
Programs may require recommendation letters from specific people: university professors, physician assistants that you've worked with, etc.
Programs may require a supplemental application. This may be an application to the graduate school, or additional information that is not provided in the CASPA application.
January 15, 2021
|Link to Application||
No information provided
Programs may have a number of specific required courses that applicants must complete prior to matriculating. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of required coursework, but to identify some typical classes that are required by programs. For a complete list of prerequisites and course substitutions, visit the program's website.
|Name||Lower Level||Upper Level||Lab|
|Biology - Cell|
|Biology - General|
|Biology - Genetics|
|Biology - Immunology|
|Biology - Microbiology/Bacteriology|
|Biology - Virology|
|Chemistry - Biochemistry|
|Chemistry - General|
|Chemistry - Organic|
|Physiology - General|
|English - Composition|
|English - Literature|
|English - Speech|
|Math - Algebra|
|Math - Calculus|
|Math - General|
|Math - Precalculus|
|Math - Statistics|
|Psychology - Abnormal|
|Psychology - Developmental|
|Psychology - General|