Mar 10, 2015
The program will enable online students to receive the same high-quality training as their on-campus counterparts without the financial burden and stress of relocating, while also encouraging PAs to learn and work in their local communities. In contrast with most PA programs, the online program also will recruit student cohorts three times per year instead of one, allowing qualified students to start their education and training as soon as they are ready.
Leveraging 2U's leading cloud-based software-as-a-service platform, the online PA program will include: collaborative, live classes that facilitate face-to-face interaction; high-quality, interactive coursework developed by Yale faculty who teach in the program; as well as hands-on clinical experience at field sites chosen with each student's location and career goals in mind. The program also will feature in-person immersion experiences that allow students to collaborate with classmates and professors on-site at the Yale campus in
"PA program students could come to campus during the first week or two in the program to experience Yale," said program director
"On-site clinical placements are critical in a field such as Physician Assistant, and 2U has extensive experience incorporating this hands-on curriculum component into an online program, having facilitated more than 20,000 placements as part of its university partner degree programs in nursing, social work and other fields," said
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Offering many of the health care services provided by physicians, PAs take patient histories and perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses and develop treatment plans, order lab tests and prescribe medications, counsel and educate patients, and, in surgical settings, suture wounds and assist in surgery, among other responsibilities.
This program is part of 2U's ongoing commitment to expanding access to high-quality education for health care professionals by working with some of the best colleges and universities in the country to offer their health care degree programs online. For more information on 2U-enabled health care degree programs, please visit 2U's website.
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