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Physician Assistant Studies

The Touro Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies offers you opportunities to impact your community and the underserved. You will become a highly qualified and compassionate Physician Assistant and receive a broad education that supports your goals. You will learn how to support the physical and emotional needs of your patients while providing real leadership within your community.

Program Features

Curriculum

Your Master of Physician Assistant Studies program will challenge you to become a better student and, more importantly, a strongly competent PA.

Goals and Outcomes

Your success is measured by meeting established program goals to prepare you to be an effective and experienced clinical healthcare team member.  

PA Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Touro University Nevada Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Touro University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Our latest class to take the PANCE achieved a 100% pass rate.

Our Students

Class of 2020

3.35
Average Science GPA
27
Average Age
3,357
Average Direct Patient Care Hours

Admission Requirements

Touro Nevada was established to help address critical needs in healthcare and education, and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. Come be a part of our family.

Requirements Overview

    • Baccalaureate degree
    • Minimum 3.0 in science and overall GPA
    • GRE requirement
    • Letters of recommendation
    • 500 hours of direct patient care

Primary Application

Your primary application must be submitted through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) system. 

Application & Requirements

PA Students

Physician assistant students at Touro Nevada share their experiences in the PA program.

Hear From Our PA Students
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“I picked Touro because a lot of the faculty have clinical experience. They currently work at a clinic and they take that knowledge and apply it into class and teach us.”

James Smith Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Class of 2019
Dr. Phil Tobin

"Getting a 100% first-time pass rate is a remarkable testament to our recent graduates for their hard work and dedication to becoming the best PAs they can be.”

Dr. Phil Tobin Physician Assistant Studies Program Director
100% Pass Rate for 2018 PA Graduates on National Certification Exam

The Class of 2018 that graduated in November received a 100% first-time pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).

Touro Nevada News

Meet Our Director

Dr. Phil Tobin.

Hello there, future student. I’d like to introduce you to Touro Nevada’s School of Physician Assistant Studies. Our focus with this program is simple: to help you prepare for your future while helping the underserved. We work on multiple philanthropic initiatives in our local community including our mobile health clinic that provides care to homeless, seniors and veterans and our collaboration with the women’s shelter clinic. As a first-year PA student, you will work with real patients from the neediest people in underserved areas of Nevada and be a part of real change.

As a student of this program, you will be prepared for all the positions that PAs work in including inpatient, surgery, and subspecialties within numerous clinical rotation sites. And as the only PA school in southern Nevada, you will be supported in your personal and professional goals with our very involved staff and faculty who will even help you prepare for your national boards as well. Our goal is to ensure that you become a caring and empathetic health care provider.

Thank you for considering the Touro Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies program.

Best,
Dr. Phil Tobin, DHSc, PA-C
Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Mission Statement

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program is committed to the education of highly qualified and compassionate Physician Assistants. As a part of the health care team, you will become more responsive to the developing health needs of your communities as culturally competent clinicians, educators, facilitators, and leaders.

Here For You

Your goals are supported at Touro Nevada. You can receive academic and personal support, get involved in clubs and organizations, and enjoy life in southern Nevada.

Life at Touro Nevada

Technology & Facilities

Touro Nevada understands that innovation in technology and our facilities are vital component to your success. Investment into equipment, technology, classrooms are on-going and part of Touro Nevada's commitment to students.

Explore Campus Facilities

Your Faculty

Your Touro Nevada faculty are more than professors. They are leaders in their respective fields. You will also be supported by staff who are dedicated to students and the university.

Your Faculty & Staff