Physician Assistant Program

Welcome to the website for the Physician Assistant Program at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). Students in this program join a university rich in tradition, community service, and dedication to teaching. The medical school dates back to 1893. It has grown to almost 4,500 faculty members (including 2 Nobel Laureates) and over 1,000 residents and interns with graduate programs in public health, clinical research, and now, a Physician Assistant Program.

TUSM enjoys many highly renowned clinical affiliations, including Tufts Medical Center, which is adjacent to the medical school. In the second year of training, students will receive real-world clinical training in some of the finest hospitals, private practices, and health centers in New England.

Like our MD and Public Health students, Physician Assistant students are based in Boston on Tufts' Health Science campus - home to TUSM, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, School of Dental Medicine, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts Medical Center, and the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Students will have the state-of-the-art resources of TUSM at their fingertips. These include its Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library, and the Tufts University Scientific Knowledgebase (TUSK), which is a dynamic multimedia knowledge management system supporting Tufts health sciences faculty and students in teaching and learning.

On behalf of my fellow faculty and staff, I wish to welcome you to take some time to explore our website. It contains detailed information about the first year classroom-based curriculum and the clinical rotations in the second year. Additionally, it holds information regarding applying to the program. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. 

Richard E. Murphy, PA-C, MBA
Program Director

Supplemental Application

Submission requirements located here.

Click here to be added to the PA Program Contact list.

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PA Program Information Sessions (Register here)

During these sessions, faculty and staff of the PA Program will present an overview of the program and admissions requirements.

View PA Program Information Session Slides

PA Admissions Brochure

PA Student Handbook

2014 Academic Calendars (Clinical, Didactic)

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