One of the fastest growing fields in the country is that of physician assistants. The need for PAs is growing by a torrid 38%.
Check out the recording of our interview with Jim van Rhee, Director of Yale University’s Physician Assistant Program, to learn about Yale’s PA program.
00:01:10 – Introducing Jim van Rhee.
00:02:41 – The million dollar question: What made Jim attend PA school?
00:04:11 – An overview of the Yale PA program.
00:06:03 – What do PAs actually do?
00:07:22 – There is a 3% acceptance rate at the Yale PA program. How do you get in?
00:08:45 – About the new online (blended) program Yale hopes to launch.
00:14:30 – Why Yale sees the need for an online program.
00:16:25 – Comparing the traditional and blended programs: Full Time vs PT, admissions requirements, and class size.
00:19:42 – The importance of research for PAs.
00:22:38 – The best thing for future PA applicants to do right now.
00:26:58 – A last piece of advice for a college student hoping to become a PA.
Shortly after this podcast was recorded, it was revealed that the online PA program did not receive the accreditation it was seeking since the accrediting body viewed the new program not as a class extension, but as an entirely new program. Yale will now need to apply for both accreditation for a new program as well as state licensing. For more details, please see:
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