About the Program
To be a graduate of DeSales' Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is to be dedicated to the total well-being of the patient and cognizant of the Christian humanistic traditions of DeSales University.
Regardless of patient diversity or delivery setting, we strive to ensure that you will deliver competent and compassionate healthcare including preventative services and wellness education to various patient populations across many different environments. We teach you to consider the patient holistically in the context of family, community, and society and incorporate ethical principles into a patient-focused practice. Our hope is that all DeSales MSPAS graduates will serve their patients by using evidence-based medicine and promoting life-long learning in the profession.
Upon completing the program, you will be able to:
- Perform with competency and proficiency functions and tasks involved inpatient evaluation, monitoring, diagnostic, therapeutic, counseling, and referral in diverse practice settings.
- Conduct yourself in a professional demeanor expressing sensibility and understanding of the nature and impact of mental and physical disease.
- Demonstrate behaviors that are essential to acquiring and sustaining the confidence of colleagues, other health care professionals, patients, and the community.
- Initiate management and provide supportive care for acute life-threatening emergencies.