Physician Assistant Studies

Why Choose Hofstra?

  • Hofstra University is centrally located on Long Island allowing quick and easy access to areas of interest such as New York City and beaches.
  • Offering PA programs in New York provides a well-rounded clinical clerkship experience allowing students access to diverse learning environments.
  • Hofstra’s PA program incorporates a unique and clinically focused cadaver lab.
  • In partnership with the Northwell Center for Learning and Innovation, Hofstra’s PA program integrates simulation experiences in the curriculum that emulate as true to real-life experiences as possible, further expanding students' skills and knowledge.
  • The use of Aquifer cases, an innovative compilation of computer-assisted clinical educational programs, provides a unique opportunity to enhance case-based learning.
  • Virtually all the multiple-choice examinations are completed using a computer-based platform improving student preparation for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.
  • The PA program consistently achieves high pass rates on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination while maintaining low attrition (failure) rates.
  • Hofstra’s beautiful campus grounds allow for an exciting yet tranquil environment conducive to learning and formulating new friendships.
  • The curriculum at Hofstra is designed to meet the needs of applicants coming from different stages of their academic career. Applicants can apply as first-year or graduate students.
  • Original research is completed during the research semester.
  • The distinctive curriculum is designed to augment the educational experience with emphasis on lifelong learning and a team approach to medicine.
  • The highly dedicated, skilled, and passionate faculty and staff are focused on achieving student success.
    • Curriculum emphasizes a commitment to the underserved.
    • Curriculum focuses on the importance of leadership and community service.