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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant / From the Director | Ursuline - Liberal Arts College in OH

    Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant

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    Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant From the Director

    Welcome to the Department of Physician Assistant Studies in the Breen School of Nursing and Health Professions at Ursuline College.

    The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Ursuline College is committed to the Ursuline Mission to provide holistic education that transforms students for service, leadership, and professional excellence. The mission is grounded in the tradition of the  Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland who founded the college in 1871. St. Angela Merici, the foundress was an innovative woman from sixteenth century Italy who called the members of her Company of St. Ursula to growth in spirituality and upholding the dignity of all, especially women. “Transforming society through contemplation, justice and compassion” is the mission of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland today.

    Students will adapt and grow into the profession in a student-centered environment. The UCPA approach to emphasize the whole person combined with personalized attention and designated wellness days allows for students to maximize their experiences in the classroom. An advanced curriculum inspired by the future of the profession will immerse students in small-group learning, technical skills, and technology that includes high-fidelity patient simulation, augmented reality, and ultrasound while remaining grounded in service, cultural sensitivity, and whole person healthcare.

    The residential, entry-level physician assistant master’s program in Pepper Pike, Ohio, prepares students to serve their community as primary care providers through on-campus and clinical training throughout the 24-month program. The ultimate focus of UCPA education is to serve the underserved communities with competent, compassionate care.

    Welcome!

    Michael Vasko, MSBS, PA-C
    Program Director