Physician Assistant Studies
The Touro Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies offers you the ability to impact your community and the underserved. You will become a proficient and empathetic Physician Assistant with a strong professional foundation, and the the opportunity to advance your leadership skills and meet your goals as a health care provider.
"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 it to 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 rotations 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 transition earning 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 and you just, you know, way to approach things or a way to, 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 play in intramural mural sports with them to be 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 school curriculum, like working on the Touro Mobile Healthcare 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 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% by 2026, and the state of Nevada has one of the highest annual mean wages for a PA, coming in at $119,000 a year.
As the demand for physician assistants grows in our community and beyond, so too does our program and student body. Each year, we look forward to welcoming a new cohort of passionate, driven students who share our commitment to improving health care. A group of future medical professionals and leaders whose journeys all begin right here.
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Students in this program will prepare for a career as a PA, gaining the skills to become proficient and empathetic healthcare providers through classroom experiences and in-person clinical rotations.
This program is designed for licensed physician assistants who hold a master's degree and are looking to further develop their knowledge, leadership, and research skills to become advanced practitioners in their chosen field.
Touro Partners with Tzu Chi Foundation to Provide Free Healthcare During Large Scale Medical Event in North Las Vegas.
“Volunteering for community outreach reminds me of why I decided to go into healthcare. The patients we see may have a lot of hurt or distrust related to health services. With events like these, we have the opportunity to start rebuilding some of that trust.”Julia Preuss Physician Assistant Studies Student
You are joining a community of motivated and successful leaders in healthcare and education fields.
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