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As a student on the dual degree track, your seat in the Physician Assistant Program is reserved pending completion of all prerequisite coursework, core curriculum requirements, direct patient contact experiences, and meeting the Program's published academic standards. Four academic semesters, at a minimum, are required to complete the prerequisite coursework and core curriculum requirements. A combined BS/MS degree may be earned in five years.

Program Highlights 

  • Daemen's program is one of only 225 (and growing rapidly) in the country to be accredited and one of a few that accepts freshman. If you enroll you won't have to reapply - your seat is reserved as long as you meet the academic requirements.
  • The rigor of our program is evident in our 98% first attempt pass rate on the NCCPA Certification Exam (the national average is between 95% and 96%).
  • Full-time faculty has over 130 years of cumulative clinical experience.
  • You can pursue a variety of clinical experiences including partnerships with hundreds of sites in New York State.
  • Clerkships are set up for students by Daemen’s own clinical coordinator.
  • Our faculty is innovative, skilled, and proficient and many are board certified and fellowship trained.
  • Six faculty members have received the New York State Society of Physician Assistants PA Educator of the Year award.

Program Information

Madison Keogan

Students Without Borders

Studying abroad and contributing to the lives of others has been a large part of Madison Keogan’s time at Daemen College.  Keogan, a senior in the physician assistant program, spent two years as a contributor and president of the Students Without Borders program. Keogan described her experience traveling abroad and participating in the program. READ MORE

Caitlin Clarkin

Internship Story

“Early in my internship, I scrubbed in on brain and spinal cord surgeries, practiced my clinical skills, and made a lot of great friends in the summer program,” said Clarkin. “It amazes me how much I learned from my peers about genomics, pharmacology, and bioinformatics within the first two weeks.” READ MORE

Physician Assistant PA FAQ

For more information, contact Vincenette San Lorenzo, Administrative Coordinator for the Director of Physician Assistant Graduate Services at or call 716-839-8383.