The CASPA portal is now open for the 2021-2022 application cycle for the PA class beginning June 2022
PLEASE NOTE NEW Application deadline dates: Applicatons must be Complete STATUS and submitted to CASPA on or before December 1 st and must be VERIFIED status by January 15, 2022.
The Bay Path University PA Program has enacted several changes for the 2021-22 CASPA application cycle related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments; as a result, we have made the following changes:
We WILL be accepting grades of Pass (P), Satisfactory (S) or the equivalent for required coursework for spring and summer 2020 courses.
We WILL be accepting online labs.
We WILL be WAIVING the 24-hour PA Shadowing requirement.
Please refer to the admissions requirements page for updates and other changes.
Be Part of the Future. The MS in Physician Assistant Studies from Bay Path University is an intensive, accelerated degree program that combines on-campus classroom and laboratory work with offsite clinical experience. Our students gain the knowledge and skills necessary for evaluating, monitoring, diagnosing, treating, and counseling patients across their lifespan. Your degree will prepare you to work in primary care, surgery, emergency medicine, and medical and surgical sub-specialties. ranks Physician Assistant positions as the #1 job for 2021! U.S. News Learn more about our mission, vision and goals.
About the Degree
Gain hands-on learning at the state-of-the-art
Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center located in East Longmeadow, Mass. Led by a passionate team of
faculty with decades of clinical and educational experience Students come from diverse cultural, ethnic, and educational backgrounds,
view our class profiles Receive individual attention with our small class sizes
Curriculum is relevant, innovative, and real world Unique 8-10 week schedules which allow for reflection and self-care
Excellent clinical placements with the area’s most esteemed institutions and private practices in MA, CT, and throughout New England
Access to mentoring,
tutoring, library resources, academic resources, and career services assists students in becoming independent and successful learners
Financial Aid is available No GMAT or GRE required
"What sets our program apart is the small class size, low attrition rate, attention to individualized learning and self-care, and an innovative curriculum which includes problem-based learning, varied clinical experiences, inter-professional education and simulation."
-Theresa Riethle, MS, PA-C, Program Director
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bay Path University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2025. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.
As a single parent with a passion for healthcare, I'm becoming a PA to fulfill my dream of caring for others, while still having plenty of time to watch my son grow up. ”
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, Bay Path University’s Physician Assistant (PA) students participated in and won the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants (MAPA) Student Medical Challenge Bowl.
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Physician Assistant at Western Mass Pediatrics, Bethany Williams, an alumna of Bay Path University's Physician Assistant Studies program, discusses the recent news of the generic version of Epipens now available.
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Physician Assistant Studies Graduation Celebration at the Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center.
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"Bay Path’s Physician Assistant program and its professors have given me the opportunity to achieve my career goals.”
Bay Path’s PA program forced me out of my comfort zone. I learned how to take initiative and that strengthened my leadership skills.”
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