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09-29-2016

Clarkson University Physician Assistant Program Celebrates PA Week with Open House, Oct. 5

The Clarkson University Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies will hold an open house on Wednesday, October 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in celebration of PA Week.

 The Clarkson Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2018 at the program's White Coat Ceremony, which marks the first-year student's transition from classroom studies to clinical studies.Celebrated every year October 6-12, PA Week celebrates the significant impact PAs have made and continue to make in health care, expands awareness of the profession, and salutes the outstanding growth of the PA profession.

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

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

Current members of the master of physician assistant studies class will be also available to discuss their training and answer questions.

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

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 http://www.clarkson.edu/pa, 315-268-7942, or pa@clarkson.edu.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, 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 innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The Clarkson University Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies will hold an open house on Wednesday, October 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in celebration of PA Week. Above, the Clarkson Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2018 at the program's White Coat Ceremony, which marks the first-year student's transition from classroom studies to clinical studies.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/pa-white-coat-2018.jpg.]

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

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