Educating the next generation of physician assistants

Director's Message

Our mission is to prepare PAs to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care as members of interprofessional teams. The graduates will be culturally sensitive, committed to continuous learning and professional development, and make significant contributions to communities and the advancement of the PA profession.

Meet Our Students

View impressions, advice and perspectives shared by current students and alumni.


The students not only identify their own learning issues, they also have to truly understand the material so that they can teach it to their student colleagues.

Hazel Domingo
Second-Year Student, Class of 2015


I chose the Northwestern University PA Program for many reasons, but some of the most important things to me were the outstanding reputation, the location and the unique Problem-Based Learning model.

Ryan Anderson
Second-Year Student, Class of 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Sincer Jacob

Sincer Jacob, ’13 PA-C, tells Northwestern Medicinemagazine about how his Feinberg education shaped his professional life and why he loves his job.


PA Program Goals

We're working hard to be the national leader in PA education and to prepare physician assistants of the highest quality. Take a look at our program's main goals and what we're doing to achieve them.

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PANCE Results

See the latest report on the PANCE pass rates for first-time test takers in our graduating classes. Our average first-time test-taker pass rate over the most recent 5 year period is 99%.

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The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program was reaccredited in March 2013.

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