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The Physician Assistant Program at DeSales University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

Free Clinic

The DeSales Free Clinic

A student-run free health clinic in Allentown that operates in the spirit of DeSales University's Christian humanistic traditions.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Committed to advancing DeSales' core value of Hospitality to ensure that all of our community members are able to be who they are and be that well.
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CSSJ at DeSales

Service & Volunteer Work

Through the Center for Service and Social Justice (CSSJ), students serve the local, national, and international communities via service projects.
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The Physician Assistant (PA) Olympics

The PA Olympics has become a renowned cross-cultural event for PAs of local Philadelphia Physician Assistant Programs to come together and work collectively in service to raise awareness of a community-based organization.  Teams consisting of students, faculty, alumni and guests compete in medically and physically challenging games designed by each program. The PA Program that raises the most funds per student is awarded a trophy for their outstanding fundraising efforts. 

PA DEI Committee

The DeSales Physician Assistant Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee includes faculty, staff, and students, with a goal to build and sustain a welcoming community in which all perspectives are heard and valued.  We support the diverse backgrounds of all program constituents including students, staff, and faculty while reinforcing the practice of cultural humility. 

  • As citizens of our multicultural world, we strive toward cultural humility providing education and  patient care that reflects this by recognizing, valuing and embracing the diversity of our student body and faculty.
  • We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and connectedness and have a goal of greater representation for marginalized groups in medicine.
  • We recognize and continue to educate ourselves and our students on existing health disparities and inequities.  We actively seek students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and points of view.
  • We believe that the collective sum of differences in gender, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, veteran status, experience in service to underserved populations, geographic origin, abilities and socioeconomic status allows students and faculty members to grow as individuals and enriches our knowledge, talents and self-expression. 
  • We aspire to build and sustain a welcoming community in which all perspectives are heard and valued.

To learn more, please contact us at the information below. 

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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)
Gambet Center