About CWRU PA Program

Case Western Reserve University's Physician Assistant Program 

Please note the PA Program website is the definitive source of information concerning the CWRU PA Program

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Case Western Reserve University is proud to be developing an innovative, student-centered physician assistant program that will educate and train qualified individuals to be highly skilled members of the health care team.  Utilizing a curriculum where learning is active, creative and continuous, the CWRU PA Program will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to become leaders in a world characterized by rapid change and increasing interdependence.  This intensive 27-month graduate curriculum will award a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree upon completion.

The Physician Assistant program at Case Western Reserve University embodies the University’s commitment to creativity and innovation; civic and international engagement; and ethical behavior.  The University as a whole strives to improve and enrich people’s lives by preparing graduates who manifest critical and creative thinking, effective communication skills, informed value judgments and who possess an educational foundation for continued growth and development in a changing world of diverse cultures and people.

The program design will utilize a hybrid blend of learning methodologies and styles including:

  • Collaborative/Team-based learning
  • Clinical simulations
  • Case-based learning
  • Problem-based learning
  • Systems-based learning
  • Experiential learning in the community
  • Early clinical exposure