Are you passionate about healthcare, patient care, and making a difference? Look no further! Larkin University is thrilled to announce the launch of its brand new Physician Assistant (PA) Program**! This comprehensive PA Program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to excel in this rewarding field.

More updates, sneak peeks, and exciting announcements COMING SOON! Let’s shape the future of healthcare together.

**Larkin University has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Larkin University anticipates matriculating its first class in October 2025, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the June 2025 ARC-PA meeting.

 

Message from the director

Welcome to Larkin University Physician Assistant Program.

Grounded in a commitment to excellence, integrity, equity, diversity, and inclusion, our program strives to educate Physician Assistants who understand the unique challenges faced by individuals in urban and rural areas. We promote a learning environment that emphasizes cultural competencies, community engagement, and collaboration with healthcare teams though rigorous academic and clinical training.  Our graduates will be prepared to provide quality healthcare, address health disparities and contribute to the overall wellbeing of patients.

You are choosing to enter the Physician Assistant profession at a time when the need for clinicians is robust. Becoming a Physician Assistant will afford you the flexibility to be versatile and practice in various areas of medicine. The task of becoming a Physician Assistant is arduous but the rewards are worthy.  Our commitment is to provide you with the necessary education that will allow you to become leaders in the medical field. We have the privilege of being affiliated with the Larkin Hospital system located in Miami Dade where our students will be offered excellent clinical experiences.

Our Mission is to educate passionate and highly skilled Physician Assistants dedicated to serving the health and wellness needs of South Florida’s patient population.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we thank you for your interest and invite you to visit our web page where you can obtain all the pertinent information regarding our Physician Assistant Program.

We look forward to making your educational experience truly rewarding.

Pascale Géhy, MPAS, PA-C

Founding Program Director
Physician Assistant Program

Program Overview

Larkin University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies strives to provide opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds to become leaders in medicine with a commitment to make a transformational difference in improving healthcare in their community.  We provide a nurturing environment that will foster collegiality, leadership, and professionalism. Located in Miami, Florida, the program focuses on an innovative, rigorous curriculum working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary format to respond to the health needs of our culturally diverse patients and communities. Our Program is preparing students to become responsible healthcare professionals who will provide holistic care, promoting inclusiveness and compassion.  Our L.I.O.N promise of Leadership, Innovation, Opportunity and Nurturing is what differentiates us from other physician Assistant programs.

The Mission of the Larkin University Physician Assistant Program is to educate passionate and highly skilled Physician Assistants dedicated to serving the health and wellness needs of South Florida’s urban and rural areas

The Vision of the Larkin University Physician Assistant Program is to graduate competent physician assistants who will uphold the standards of the PA profession and practice evidence-based medicine in an interprofessional and collaborative team.

  • Acquire, comprehend, and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and treat patients in primary care settings.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness of critical thinking skills to analyze complex clinical situations and make sound evidence-based decisions in providing care to patients.
  • Develop problem-solving skills to apply the acquired knowledge to diagnose and address medical issues. Be able to formulate and implement effective treatment plans.
  • Communicate with clarity and empathy with patients, families, and caregivers. Work in collaboration with other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive patient care. 
  • Promote health and well-being to prevent disease and positively improve the management of chronic illnesses.
  • Exhibit professionalism by demonstrating integrity, honesty, awareness and sensitivity to social, legal and ethical issues.
  • Understand the importance of interprofessional collaboration of the health care team and positively impact the health care system.
  • Commit to pursue lifelong learning by staying informed of advancement in medicine.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the PA Profession by becoming leaders in medical research and expanding the role in healthcare.

Larkin University Awarded Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools – Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC), the primary regional accrediting agency for 11 southern U.S. states, has granted accreditation to Larkin University. 

Located in Miami Gardens, FL and established in 2013, the university has become a diverse academic community that promotes leadership in the healthcare industry. Larkin University focuses on graduate and professional programs and offers the only PharmD program in Miami- Dade County and the only 3-year PharmD program in the State of Florida. The College of Biomedical Sciences has an exemplary success rate of leading students on their path into health professions.

TOP REASONS TO CHOOSE LU’s PA PROGRAM

  • 28-months program
  • Excellent Curriculum 
  • Research opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities, student ambassador, leadership council
  • Library Committee participation
  • Professional development
  • Career Advising