Joseph E. Tritchler, Jr.,

Expanding on its growing mission to meet the country’s needs for highly trained health care professionals, the University of Saint Mary is proud to add a master's level physician assistant (PA) program to our health care education offerings.

USM has hired Joseph Tritchler, an experienced physician assistant and PA educator to develop the program and shepherd it through accreditation

Recruiting for the new PA program will begin in April of 2015, with classes starting the following January. Tritchler said he expects the initial class to have 30 students.

Learn more about the exciting new physician assistant program here.

The USM PA program is seeking accreditation. Learn what this means »