Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Studies Program

Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Studies Program


Physician Assistants are one of the
fastest-growing and in-demand professions at the forefront of
healthcare. Touro University Nevada’s School of Physician Assistant Studies
offers a master’s program that’s focused on primary care and community health. Our faculty are committed to seeing our students succeed with a unique open-door policy that establishes a critical line of open communication.
“I picked Touro because a lot of the faculty have clinical experience they
currently work on the clinic and they’re able to take that knowledge and apply in
the class and teach us.” “Our faculty is awesome. They were in our shoes, some of them not too many years ago, so they really understand the struggle we’re
going through and they help us by giving us their experience.
So whatever helped them they are always open to sharing and I think that’s
really essential in this kind of profession.” The School of Physician
Assistant Studies offers both local clinical rotation options as well as
international rotation opportunities in countries like Nepal, Guatemala, and Peru. And through a unique partnership with Southwest Medical Associates, Touro’s PA students can complete their clinical rotations and get critical hands-on
training at Southwest Medical Associates facilities throughout the valley with
the goal of transitioning students into full-time positions after graduation and
licensing. “I’m currently doing my emergency medicine rotation at Desert
Springs Hospital. Every day is a growing experience and you learn something new.
You learn a new test to order, a new just you know way to approach things, or a way ‘Oh I didn’t even think about that’ diagnosis at that point. So every day is
a learning experience. The Touro campus is designed to provide a supportive
community environment for students every step of the way from their White Coat
Ceremony through Graduation. “One great advantage of Touro is that it’s all under
one building, which allows us to have all of our classes in one building. We don’t
have to walk very far from lab to lunch to the gym. We’re able to interact with a
lot of other programs, the DO program, OT, PT. A lot of my classmates
become good friends with them, they plant intramural sports with them, so we’re
able to kind of have a family environment within the Touro community.”
Touro strives to foster a connection with the students and the community at large
through meaningful service-learning opportunities that are integrated into
the PA school curriculum like working on the Touro mobile health care clinic
providing care for Southern Nevada’s homeless populations and volunteering at
the Touro Stallman Clinic at the Shade Tree Women’s Shelter which offers free
services to women and children staying at the shelter. “This is something that I
think definitely separates Touro Nevada from a lot of different programs is
having this first-year and second-year experience to go out, practice everything
that we’ve learned in the classroom, apply that, and actually provide you know
physical care to these people and so they just feel more connected. Not being
from Nevada, I feel like this is home now and being able to have these
opportunities definitely helps me to connect with you know the people that
I’m going to be providing care to in the future.” “The end of the day all we want to
do is take care of people and so giving the opportunity to do that especially
during your didactic portion is a really great reminder of why you’re doing all
of this hard work in the first place.” Employment of physician assistants is
projected to grow 37 percent by 2026 and the state of Nevada has one of the
highest annual mean wages for a PA coming in at $119,00 per year. As the demand for physician assistants grows in our community and beyond, so too does our PA program and student body. Each year, we look forward to welcoming a new cohort of passionate, driven students who share our commitment to improving
healthcare. A group of future medical professionals and leaders whose journeys all begin right here. See yourself here at Touro Nevada.

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