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New Distance Learning Option Opens Masters Program To Physician Assistants Around The World

New Distance Learning Option Opens Masters Program To Physician Assistants Around The World

Post-Professional Masters Program Provides Affordable 30-Credit Option

STONY BROOK, N.Y., November 29, 2010 — Now Physician Assistants around the country and around the globe can obtain an advanced degree and further their careers with a new distance learning option at Stony Brook University.

The new distance learning option is offered through the Post-Professional Masters Program for Physician Assistants (PPMP), which has been in existence at Stony Brook since 2006.

Designed especially for working professionals, this highly affordable 30-credit program provides a unique focus on administration, management, teaching and research skills. The program helps prepare graduates for career advancement opportunities in all areas of healthcare reform.

Core curriculum courses include: Ethics and Healthcare, Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Delivery, Clinical Prevention and Population Health, Evidence-Based Medicine: Evaluating and Applying Clinical Research, and Research Writing.

The program also provides personalized elective coursework in areas such as Healthcare Finance, Health Law, Health Policy, Principles of Managed Care, Group Practice Management, and Leadership in Healthcare.

The new distance learning program option is partially funded through a two-year grant from the NY State Department of Health. Courses will continue to be offered both online and on site at the Stony Brook campus on Long Island and in Manhattan, NY. 

This program is offered in the Department of Physician Assistant Education in the School of Health Technology Management. Applications for the spring semester of 2011 are being accepted until Dec. 1. Following this date, application deadlines are April 1 for the summer session and July 1 for the fall session. Additionally, many unions reimburse for advanced degree education.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and PA program. To apply or learn more, visit the Post-Professional Masters Program for Physician Assistants website, or call (631) 444-2029. 

About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,450 acres. In the 53 years since its founding, the University has grown tremendously, now with nearly 25,000 students and 2,200 faculty and is recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and ranks among the top 100 national universities in America and among the top 50 public national universities in the country according to the 2010 U.S. News & World Report survey. Considered one of the “flagship” campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University co-manages Brookhaven National Laboratory, joining an elite group of universities, including Berkeley, University of Chicago, Cornell, MIT, and Princeton that run federal research and development laboratories. SBU is a driving force of the Long Island economy, with an annual economic impact of $4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs, and accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.

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