Welcome to Tufts University School of Medicine's Physician Assistant (PA) Program. We have developed a 25-month master's degree to train physician assistants- currently the only medical school-based program in Massachusetts. The Program has received Provisional Accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
Tufts University School of Medicine is highly collaborative and well-known for its innovative curriculum, outstanding facilities, and track record in training excellent doctors, researchers, and health care practitioners. We are pleased to add a PA Program, from which students graduate with a Master of Medical Science, to our educational programs.
Located in the heart of the biomedical health care capital of the world, we offer a rich environment for training physician assistants. Students are based on the Boston campus, which is also home to Tufts’ Schools of Nutrition, Dental Medicine, and Biomedical Sciences, as well as Tufts Medical Center and the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Our well-designed curriculum is augmented by world-class faculty and clinical sites. Students have access to our Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, where they work with standardized patients and mannequins, and the gross anatomy laboratory. The Sackler Center for Medical Education where PA students will study and learn, is a state-of-the-art building with classrooms, a full-service cafe, and a fitness center.
Our website contains detailed information on the first year classroom-based curriculum and the clinical rotations in the second year along with information on how to apply to the program. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Richard E. Murphy, PA-C, MBA