The Accelerated Medical Pathway is an advising pathway tailored to the needs of students who are interested in satisfying the requirements of graduate medical programs in the United States. Most popular among such programs is the Physician Assistant program, a graduate program that awards a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Typically, these programs require students to have already obtained a bachelor’s degree and prepare students to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) which is administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). The following pathway prepares students for consideration to most graduate medical programs and offers students the flexibility of completing most courses within a year as most courses will be offered in 7-week, accelerated online formats. Graduate medical programs are very competitive and typically require students to complete a minimum number of hours in a clinical research or patient care. This pathway will allow students meet these requirements while taking prerequisite courses in a flexible format, which normally must be taken within ten years.
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Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See this page for more details about this exciting transition!