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Master of 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


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.

Program Highlights

Hours of Point of Care Ultrasound
Hours per shift with the Mobile Healthcare Clinic
Month Community Medicine Rotation

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.

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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
Leslie Shen

“I’m so grateful that I’ve been given this chance to make a difference. By reaching out to our local communities, we’ve been able to educate and vaccinate so many people that I otherwise never would have been able to help."

Leslie Shen Physician Assistant Studies Student
Touro’s PA Program Continues Its COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts Across the Las Vegas Valley

You are joining a community of motivated and successful leaders in healthcare and education fields.

Touro Nevada Stories

Meet Our Director

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.

Amie Duford, MPAS, PA-C
Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies

Mission Statement

The mission of our PA Program is to develop competent and compassionate physician assistants by providing students with education and experiences that support professional excellence and engagement with underserved communities.

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.

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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.

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