Bryant expands Physician Assistant program with new facility

January 31, 2014 - We are thrilled to be working with Bryant University on a new learning facility for their expanded Physician Assistant program. LLB Architects has been working collaboratively with the university to program, plan, and design a 10,000 sf facility that includes simulation laboratories, lecture classrooms, and offices for faculty and staff. The project, an expansion of the existing Unistructure building, will provide students with a state-of-the-art space to develop their skills and prepare them to excel in their careers.

From PBN staff writer Patricia Daddona in Bryant dives deeper, creates School of Health Sciences:

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley on Friday said the university will establish a School of Health Sciences within the year that will be anchored by a graduate physician assistant program set to start in January 2015.

Moving consciously into the health care field as educators is "consistent with our historic past in that we try and leverage what we do well for new market needs,” Machtley said. “That’s been the hallmark of our success for 150 years. And we will try and graduate people who will have excellent academic and clinical skills in the health care industry.”

A $6 million addition to the Unistructure building on campus will house the Physician Assistant Learning Center, and the university will break ground on that structure in May, Machtley said.

Machtley expects the master’s degree physician assistant program, for which key faculty have been hired, to be granted provisional status in the fall and be accredited in two years. The first students who apply this April will start in January 2015 and graduate in April 2017.

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