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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 PA Department is also pleased to offer a PA/MPH Concurrent Degree Program providing an opportunity for students to attain an MPH degree in addition to the entry-level Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant degree. Information regarding this opportunity can be reviewed here.

Our program has 14 full time faculty members who actively teach in class and laboratory sessions, as well as participate in various health care and educational committees and associations. The program admits 75 students per year, thereby maintaining a very favorable faculty student ratio of approximately 5.4:1. 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. With nearly 2,400 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.

The program continually strives to meet its mission and goals. We work towards producing competent primary care physician assistants, improving the health care delivery of underserved areas, and promoting the physician assistant profession. See our Mission, Goals & Outcomes.

The program required competencies for entry-level physician assistant practice can be reviewed here.

For information regarding student attrition, click here.

For more information regarding our program, please review our website and feel free to contact us at (954) 262-1109 for additional information.

PAHX LogoThe PA Program is proud to be a supporter of the Physician Assistant History Society

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

Physician Assistant - Fort Lauderdale Program

Degree Title



Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant



Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement: The Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Physician Assistant Program in Ft. Lauderdale is an Accreditation Review Commission for Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) accredited program of study. At this time, we have determined that the Physician Assistant Program meets the educational degree completion requirements for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.

It is nonetheless strongly encouraged that students determine any additional requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. Students should refer to their state licensing bodies for complete information pertaining to requirements for licensure.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact William Marquardt, at (954) 262-1028 or

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