Physician Assistant-Manhattan


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.

Our Physician Assistant Manhattan program offers:


Many of our students lead busy lives, and need a program that accommodates their needs and schedules. That’s why our Manhattan campus offers a non-traditional, intensive 32-month, 127-credit program that leads to both a bachelor of science in health sciences and a master of science in physician assistant studies. Courses are offered in the evenings and on Sundays.

Behavioral Health Track

Mental health is one of the fastest growing fields for PAs and we offer an opportunity for advanced training and clinical experience in this area.

Faculty Support

Our professors support you every step of the way, in the classroom, in the clinical phase, and in your career planning. They’ll help you develop a broad base of knowledge in basic medical and behavioral sciences, clinical medicine, and research methodologies, and mentor you through your clinical rotations at our affiliate hospital, clinic, and private practice sites. 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.

Clinical Rotations to Career Success

You will get supervised clinical practice experience at major hospitals, health systems and clinics in the New York Metropolitan area. Students get great hands-on experience and have had rotations in transplant surgery at New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center, among others. Our graduates have secured great positions in reputable hospitals like Memorial Sloan Kettering, staffed high-traffic emergency rooms and work with diverse patient populations. Whatever your passion and area of focus, we can help you make a career of it.


The Right Fit

Program Schedule

The BS/MS program is 32 months long with a non-traditional schedule – classes are held in the evenings and Sundays – ideal for non-traditional students with many responsibilities.

Average Class Size

Our average class size is 45, so you get individualized support and attention, with the backing and resources of a large institution.


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Touro College Physician Assistant Program located in Manhattan, sponsored by Touro College School of Health Sciences. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA standards.

The next validation review of the Touro College Manhattan Physician Assistant program by the ARC-PA will be in 2024. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.  The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the accreditation standards and ARC-PA policy. View the PA Manhattan program’s accreditation history on the ARC-PA website at (When you go this page, click on the “document” to access the program’s Accreditation Actions History on the ARC-PA website).