I attended medical school either in the US or abroad, can I take the PANCE or just complete the clinical phase of the program?

Unfortunately no. The PA program cannot award any advance credit for any previous medical training program. In order to be eligible to register to take the PANCE, PAs must have graduated from an ARC-PA accredited program. 

I would like to continue working while enrolled in the PA program, is that possible?

Due to the nature and rigor of the program, working while enrolled is strongly discouraged.

How is the PA Program classroom curriculum structured?

The program faculty employ a wide variety of teaching techniques throughout the program. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, case-based learning and interprofessional education. The curriculum is taught at the graduate level, and therefore is fast-paced, rigorous, and requires significant dedication to self-direction. 

Does the program have a cadaver lab?

In concert with our mission and values, the clinical programs at FranU utilize multiple alternatives to traditional cadavers in anatomy lab. Students will study utilizing the Anatomage table as well as plasticized (highly preserved) cadavers. 

What is SETH?

The Simulated Environment Teaching Hospital is front and center in the PA curriculum. Students spend high quality time in the simulation lab learning how to apply their knowledge and skills in simulated clinical scenarios. Both standardized patients and hi-fidelity “manikins” are utilized in SETH to enhance student learning.