- How long is the program?
- Is the program accredited?
- When does the academic year start?
- Does the curriculum sequence include summers?
- Given that the program is a dual degree program (BS/MS), if I already have a Bachelor's degree, do I need to attend all 24 months of the program?
- Where are your rotation sites?
- Do you help graduates find jobs?
- What is the deadline for submitting an application?
- Do I have to have all my prerequisites completed before I can apply?
- How do I apply to the program?
- Is the Manhattan program the same as the Bay Shore program?
- How do I go about fulfilling the PA "shadowing" requirement?
- What constitutes direct patient contact health care experience?
- Do you have advisors who can go over my transcript with me?
- How competitive is admission to the program?
- Is there a minimum GPA required for admission?
- What is the average GPA/Science GPA of your accepted students?
- What type of financial aid is available to help fund my education?
- Can I work while in the PA program? (Standard A3.14h)
Physician Assistant-Bay Shore/NUMC
Your career in medicine starts here.
Physician assistants are a vital part of health care teams and the medical community. They are the front line in providing primary care to patients in both hospitals and private practices, under the supervision of licensed physicians.
Why Touro? Why Bay Shore?
We offer our 6-semester, 24-month professional program, accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA), from both our Bay Shore campus and the Nassau University Medical Center Extension (NUMC) to best serve students from Long Island and the metropolitan area. Bay Shore classes begin in the fall of each year, and in January at the Nassau University Medical Center extension site.
Our professors are committed to helping you develop the practical skills, comprehensive knowledge, and compassion to thrive as a physician assistant. They’ll support you every step of the way, in the classroom, in the clinical phase, and in your career planning. Not many schools can promise this level of personal attention—because we are a small, private program, we are able to look out for each of our students and guide them toward success.
Our graduates have secured great positions in reputable hospitals like Montefiore Medical Center, Northwell Health System, Catholic Health System, and New York University Hospital System, and are recognized for their excellence. Whatever your passion and area of focus, we can help you make a career of it.
Graduates from both sites earn a bachelor of science in health sciences and a master of science in physician assistant studies, while preparing to take the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) exam and start their careers. Our students perform extremely well on their exams, with a first-time pass rate of 98.5% over the last two years, well above the national average.
For all questions about visiting campus and the admission process, contact:
Office of Admissions
Touro College School of Health Sciences
1700 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, New York 11706