Physician Assistant Preceptors


As the Clinical Coordinator for the Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program at University of the Sciences (USciences), I would like to thank you for visiting our web page.

According the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the physician assistant profession is among the top 10 fastest growing profession, in the US.   They project that the number of physician assistant jobs will increase by approximately 39% between 2008 and 2018.

As you know, part of the physician assistant student’s education involves working in physician-supervised practices.  USciences depends on the generosity of active clinicians to adopt the role of Clinical Preceptor and share their knowledge, experience, and expertise.

Through these experiential learning opportunities, you will have the opportunity to provide students with the opportunities to build and further develop their diagnostic and clinical reasoning.  Please click here for more information on becoming a preceptor:

If you are interested in participating as a clinical preceptor, please contact me at 215-596-7143 or complete the Preceptor Application.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  We look forward to working with you. 

Deborah Summers, MS, PA-C
Clinical Education Coordinator


Accreditation Provisional Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Graduate Professional Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of the Sciences.  

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.