Sacred Heart University's Physician Assistant Department offers a Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) that prepares individuals to practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician, in compliance with the PA Profession Competencies described and accepted by the profession.

The SHU MPAS program is designed to prepare future professionals to work as generalist PAs. MPAS graduates will be educated to provide compassionate, respectful, high-quality healthcare, and have proficiency in the competencies as described by the profession PA Competencies. After completing the program and successfully passing the PA National Certification Exam, graduates of the SHU MPAS Program will qualify to work in any of the 50 states as a certified PA (PA-C). The PA-C must then apply for and obtain state licensure in the state they wish to work.

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Submissions from 2020

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Behavioral and Cardiovascular Effects of a Behavioral Weight Loss Program for People Living With HIV, Rena R. Wing, Katie Becofsky, Edward J. Wing, Jeanne McCaffery, Matthew Boudreau, E. Whitney Evans, and Jessica Unick

Submissions from 2019

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What is the Role of Cannabidiol in Refractory Epilepsy, Kathryn M. LaFleur and Eric C. Nemec

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Elderly Bleeding Risk of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies, Jessika Lobraico-Fernandez, Salma Baksh, and Eric C. Nemec

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Strategies to Increase Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing in Rural Areas of the United States: A Systematic Review, Avery Petrucci, Kristen Custer, and Eric C. Nemec