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PA Entry-Level: Application Process

The deadline for the program to receive your application from CASPA is October 1st.  Please note, this is not an e-submit deadline!  We have a rolling admissions process which begins when the application opens in mid-April. PLEASE, do not send any transcripts, resumes or letters of recommendations to the program.  Everything must come directly from CASPA. Interviews are granted on a first-come first-serve basis until all 180 slots are filled.

For an application, contact:

Address: CASPA
PO Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471
Website: www.CASPAonline.org
E-mail: caspainfo@caspaonline.org
Phone: 1-617-612-2080

The link to the supplemental application is located on the CASPA website under program materials. Applicants are not considered complete until the supplemental application has been received. Please do not contact the program to request a supplemental application. All applications are carefully reviewed by the program's admissions committee. Selected applicants are invited for personal interviews. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, nor does it guarantee an interview. Each candidate is evaluated based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, academic achievement, references, demonstrated concern for others, motivation and quality of past health care experience.

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Stony Brook University was among the first public universities to offer physician assistant education.  The first class of Stony Brook Physician Assistant students entered the program in 1971.  Our 24-month program grants a Master of Science (MS) degree upon graduation.  The program is part of an academic Health Sciences Center (HSC) that includes a nationally-ranked University Hospital, and Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work, as well as the School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM).  Besides the Physician Assistant program, SHTM houses clinical programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and EMT-Paramedic, as well as a number of non-clinical undergraduate and advanced degree programs.  As part of one of the top-ranked public research universities in the US, our HSC offers an exceptionally rich environment for health professions education, complemented by a group of affiliates that provide outstanding clinical training in a variety of environments.

The Stony Brook PA Program has received approval from the ARC-PA to have a group of 20 students at the StonyBrook-Southampton campus for the majority of their pre-clinical education beginning with the Class of 2020.   This would increase to 25 for subsequent years and would be in addition to the 44 students on the Stony Brook main campus. Stony Brook Southampton is located about 45 miles and a 60 minute drive southeast of the Stony Brook main campus on the beautiful south fork of Long Island.  The Stony Brook Southampton PA students will join current School of Health Technology and Management students in PT, OT, and Applied Health Informatics on a campus designed to meet the needs of graduate students in challenging health disciplines. The library and other academic buildings have been renovated using leading edge technology that blends in with the natural surroundings of the campus and community.  Stony Brook is working with the community of Southampton to build a new state-of-the-art Southampton Hospital on the campus which will be part of the learning environment for future PA Students.

When students interview they will be asked to indicate whether they would prefer a seat in the Southampton group, the Stony Brook group, or if either location is acceptable.  Students will be placed based on their preference in the order seats are offered.  Once all seats are full at either location students will be offered a seat at the remaining campus location.

All students take Anatomy and the Professional Practice Issues course together at the Stony Brook HSC in the summer, then the Southampton students begin fall classes in a newly renovated space on the Southampton campus dedicated to the PA Program.  There will be additional faculty and staff dedicated to the Southampton Campus, but faculty at each location will teach both groups of students simultaneously for lecture-based sessions via live interactive video teleconferencing (in either direction).  Small group or “lab” sessions will have dedicated faculty at each location.  We anticipate the entire class at both locations will have combined experiences 1-2 times each month at either campus. Campus bus services will provide transportation for these activities for students who wish to take advantage of this service.

All students will have similar required clinical experiences across a range of sites on Long Island and in New York City, with the Southampton group having more experiences in Suffolk County.

Some of the other reasons to consider Stony Brook for your Physician Assistant education:

  • Fully accredited since 1971
  • High quality education at a low relative cost
  • Student to Faculty Ratio  < 10:1
  • Five (5) year attrition rate - 3.2%
  • State of the art library, computer learning lab, and Patient Simulation Center
  • Emphasis on team approach to education
  • Emphasis on providing primary care in MUAs
  • Diverse and committed students
  • Exceptional record of  professional leadership and community service
  • Extremely strong national and local reputation
  • Graduates regularly return to participate in teaching and other program activities
  • Five Year (First Time) PANCE Average Pass Rate:  97%    

We have a rolling admissions process where interviews are given on a first-come first-served basis.  When all interview spots are full we no longer review applications.  Application review starts in May.

All applicants are required to complete a supplemental application. Applicants are not considered complete until the supplemental application has been received.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS THE LINK TO THE PAYMENT PAGE OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL.  ONCE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED YOU WILL GET AN EMAIL TO THE LINK TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL.  FILL IT OUT ELECTRONICALLY, AND EMAIL THE COMPLETE APPLICATION TO PAPROGRAM@STONYBROOK.EDU.  Please use your last name and first name as the file name when you save it prior to emailing it.

 


 

For information on the history of the PA profession visit:

    The Physician Assistant History Society