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Thomas Jefferson University Cuts Ribbon on New Home for Physician Assistant Program in Voorhees

Thomas Jefferson University opens a new, state-of-the art campus in Voorhees to house its College of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program.

Physician Assistant has been named one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, with an expected 38.4 percent increase in jobs by 2020. With this in mind, the brand new campus features:

  • 60-seat classroom
  • A physical diagnosis laboratory
  • Anatomy Lab equipped with 12 cadaver tables, individual computers at each station and Apple TV for online learning and research
  • A Simulation Center which includes:
    • Auscultation Simulators
    • iStan Adult Patient Simulator
    • Primary Care Rooms
    • Emergency Room Bays

Inpatient Hospital Rooms

“Moving the New Jersey Physician Assistant program to Voorhees allows us to offer our students a convenient location for their studies,” says Dr. Michael Dryer, dean of the Jefferson College of Health Professions. “Everything they need is under one roof, with neighboring Jefferson Health New Jersey facilities as the backdrop.”

“Having students train and learn in New Jersey increases the likelihood that they will stay and practice in New Jersey,” says Jesse Coale, director of Jefferson’s Physician Assistant Program. “There is a shortage of physicians in the United States in general, and Physician Assistants will help fill this gap.”

“Educational excellence for our students is our number one goal,” says Jefferson Provost Dr. Mark Tykocinski. “This new location offers cutting edge technology and a beautiful space for our faculty to cultivate the next generation of healthcare providers.”

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is a leader in interdisciplinary, professional education. Jefferson, home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, is a preeminent university delivering high-impact education in 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to 8,400 students in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, science and, social science.

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