Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale
Welcome to the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program - Fort Lauderdale Campus. The Physician Assistant Program is located within Health Professions Division located on the main campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. Located on a 900,000 square foot campus, the university is located 15 minutes from the heart of Fort Lauderdale.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation - Continued to the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program in Fort Lauderdale, Florida sponsored by Nova Southeastern University. Continued accreditation is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Continued accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next comprehensive review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2015.
Our program has 14 full time faculty members who actively teach in class and laboratory sessions. Class sizes range from 70-75 students per year, thereby maintaining a faculty student ratio of approximately 5:1. Over the past seven years, our mean academic attrition rate is 1.5%. By utilizing the resources available through the College of Health Care Sciences, the program strives to achieve excellence and assist students in reaching their maximum potential. Approximately 50% of our graduates secure job placement within one month of graduation, 97% of alumni secure jobs within six months.
With over 1,400 graduates from our program; we are proud of our alumni who currently work in all areas of medicine, including active involvement in government and leadership positions. On average, 45% of our alumni practice as physician assistants in primary care. Approximately 15% work in medically underserved communities. Our alumni hold various leadership positions in government, education and professional organizations. Most notably, our alumni have a strong presence in the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, holding roles such as regional directors, AAPA delegates, and four past presidents.
For more information regarding our program, please review our website and feel free to contact us at (954) 262-1109 for additional information.