The University is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a beautiful suburb of Philadelphia.
This location is an intersection for the natural beauty of Chester County, the small-town
vibe of West Chester, and the bustling urban life offered by center city Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia metropolitan area offers a wide variety of medical opportunities
and experiences, from free clinics to major university hospitals.
The West Chester PA Program strives to create excellent clinicians as well as compassionate
Strong scientific foundation courses support the clinically oriented coursework.
Students will have clinical experiences integrated into the didactic year in the immersive
learning center and in the community to allow the application of their knowledge.
In addition to the required rotations in Family Medicine, Women’s Health and Prenatal
Care, Pediatrics, Surgery, Inpatient Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Behavioral
Health, we offer an Elective rotation for students to explore another area of medicine
that they might be interested in pursuing.
Despite being a new program, the faculty are experienced educators with over 31 years
of experience in academics and 44 years of clinical experience.
Our student to faculty to student ratio is 7:1 which allows for individualized attention
for each student.
All faculty continue to practice clinically in areas such as family medicine, internal
medicine, and orthopedics.
Faculty strive to maintain an open-door policy for students to seek out additional
information, to offer help with difficult concepts, or help to support students through
the stresses of PA education.
The program will be initially located at the Exton campus location, 15 minutes away
from main campus. This space offers classrooms, physical diagnosis laboratory space,
examination rooms, and small group breakout rooms. There is easy access to main campus
via University transportation.
Students have access to a full-dissection cadaver lab for anatomy.
The Program has several Anatomage tables and medical simulators that students can
use to supplement learning.
Students will work in the brand new Immersive Learning Center to practice and refine
their clinical skills.
The PA Program is housed in the College of Health Sciences which allows for interprofessional
experiences with students in many other health fields such as nutrition, athletic
training, nursing, public health, and speech-language pathology.
We have built relationships with many local physician offices and clinics, teaching
hospitals, and community hospitals in the Philadelphia region.
Students will have the opportunity to rotate in rural, suburban, and urban areas with
experienced and knowledgeable preceptors.
Students in the college have been very involved with philanthropic pursuits with local
charities and medical clinics.