Yale PA Online Program Welcomes Fifth Class of Students

Yale School of Medicine PA Online Program Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony

Yale School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Online (PA Online) Program welcomed its fifth class of students in January 2022. The 80-member cohort is almost double the number of students in the inaugural class, which started in January 2018. 

The PA Online Program blends online classes and coursework with in-person clinical rotations and three immersions on the Yale campus. This format enables students to receive a Yale education without relocating. To date, students have participated from 45 states and the District of Columbia. Many students in the program want to serve as PAs in their home communities, often in primary care, cognizant of the nationwide shortage of primary care providers. 

Below are links to articles that discuss the program and its students and faculty. This includes articles about the program’s curriculum and impact—and how the program is advancing its mission to improve the health of all people by transforming medical education through innovation.