The inaugural cohort of 30 students in the Drury University Physician Assistant Program (DUPAP) is expected to start in August 2023. DUPAP offers a 27-month master’s degree of physician assistant studies (MS-PAS) that begins with classroom and laboratory instruction (the didactic year), followed by clinical rotations in behavioral medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, surgery, and two elective rotations.
Drury University offers student-centered education in a collaborative environment with the goal of developing competent, compassionate, physician assistants who are leaders in their profession.
Graduates will be able to practice in all 50 U.S. states after licensure.
The Drury University Physician Assistant Program is applying for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Drury University anticipates matriculating its first class in August of 2023, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the March 2023 ARC-PA meeting. 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.
The Drury University Physician Assistant Program plans to open its portal in CASPA to receive applications for the program in October 2022. We will begin interviewing for the program in early 2023.
In the event the program is not awarded provisional accreditation, the program will immediately notify applicants and any seat deposits collected will be returned to the applicants.