Natural Science - Health Science B.S. / Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.

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Projected job growth from 2020-2030 for physician assistants is 31 percent, much faster than average for all occupations.

Students on our dual degree track can earn both a bachelor’s of science in health science and a master’s in physician assistant studies in just five years.

Program Benefits

  • Daemen’s accredited physician assistant studies program offers first-year students a dual degree track where they can earn both a bachelor’s of science in health science and a master’s in physician assistant studies in just five years.
  • Daemen physician assistant students have had an average pass rate of 96 percent over the last five years.
  • Daemen continues to  have a human cadaver lab taught by a full-time anatomist.
  • Various clinical experiences are available, including partnerships with hundreds of sites in the Buffalo area and New York State.
  • Daemen’s Center for Interprofessional Learning and Simulation (CILS) provides physician assistant studies students experiential learning opportunities to promote best practice and collaboration. This leads to improved health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Our own clinical coordinator works with students to select clerkships that best suit individual interests and goals.
  • Core faculty members continue to practice in various areas of medicine and bring their clinical experience into the classroom.
US News and World Report Best Grad Schools Ranking Seal

Daemen University's Physician Assistant Studies Program has been recognized as one of the best in the country in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Career Outlook

Graduates deliver medical services in doctor’s offices, hospitals, urgent care centers, emergency departments, surgical centers, correctional facilities, and more in a variety of specialties, including surgery, family practice, psychiatry, orthopedics, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and others.

Recent graduate employers

  • E.J. Noble Hospital    
  • Dent Neurological Institute
  • Rochester General Hospital    
  • Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • Strong Health 
  • Unity Hospital
  • WCA Hospital    
  • Northtown Orthopedics
  • Excelsior Orthopedics    
  • Erie County Medical Center
  • Veterans Administration    
  • Buffalo Medical Group
  • Buffalo General Hospital    
  • The Exigence Group
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center    
  • Eastern Niagara Hospital
  • Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo    
  • Catholic Health System
  • A wide-variety of other hospitals and private practices

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