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Clarkson University Physician Assistant Program Open House Nov. 17

The Clarkson University Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies will hold an open house on Thursday, November 17, from noon to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

This is an opportunity for the Clarkson community, local medical community, and general public to meet the faculty and tour the facility.

Highlights of the tour will include the new anatomy lab and the physical diagnosis lab featuring the department’s simulated patient. 

The 17 members of the charter master of physician assistant studies class will begin their studies in January.

Physician Assistant Studies is located on the first floor of Clarkson Hall at 59 Main St. in downtown Potsdam.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) recently granted provisional accreditation to the new master's program.

Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural, urban and suburban settings.

Clarkson's program is a 28-month course of study granting a master of science degree in physician assistant studies.

Find out more about Clarkson's Physician Assistant program at , 315-268-7942, or .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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