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Pace University and Lenox Hill Hospital

Pace University is a private university in the New York Metropolitan area.  Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching, and learning based on research, civic involvement, an international perspective, and measurable outcomes. Pace University offers a wide range of academic and professional programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Lenox Hill Hospital is a tertiary teaching hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The hospital offers the New York community a full range of health care services, from state-of-the-art cardiovascular and orthopedic services, to maternal and child health programs, to primary and preventive care. The hospital has a long, prestigious history of providing graduate and post-graduate medical education programs for physicians and physician assistants.

The Pace University - Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant program is a rigorous Master of Science program that fully integrates the educational components of the two institutions. Students are eligible to apply to the Master of Science degree program if they have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have met specific requirements set forth by the PA program. These students can apply through Central Application Services for the Physician Assistant (CASPA).

This 26 month course of study consists of 14 months of intense didactic work and 12 months of clinical clerkships. In the didactic phase, students integrate courses in basic science, clinical medicine, behavioral medicine and pharmacology to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care. During the clinical year, students rotate through various clinical clerkships, which provide five-week rotations in a variety of clinical settings and specialties involving a diversity of patient care experiences.

After completion of all requirements, a combined Master of Science degree from Pace University and a certificate of completion from Lenox Hill Hospital will be awarded.