The School of Physician Assistant Studies is the only physician assistant program in Nevada. In 2004, Touro University Nevada, recognizing the critical shortage of health care providers in the state, opened its doors to both PA and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) students. Since then, other professions such as occupational therapy, nursing, education, and physical therapy, have joined the university, providing a unique opportunity for students to interact with different disciplines, cementing the health care team concept.
Along with the health care team practice of medicine, the school also embraces the needs of the community though opportunities to volunteer, service-learning with community partners, and a heightened awareness of cultural diversity.
This young university’s pioneering spirit along with a vibrant, innovative faculty sets the PA program above its contemporaries. With strong administrative support, collegial relationships within the institution, and a student-centered approach to education, the School of Physician Assistant Studies is truly unique.
In response to the recent White House initiative to help veterans get into PA school, Touro has developed a year bridge program for PA candidates. This program, called the Master of Science in Medical Health Science (MHS), includes most of the upper level science requisites that veterans find the hardest to achieve. These courses are anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology. In addition to these courses, the student is mentored by a current PA student and is assured an interview prior to completion of the program. If the student is accepted into the PA program, the acceptance is conditional on successful completion of the MHS program. For more information, please contact the office of admissions.