King's College

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Established 1975


*** King’s College has been awarded a $990,000 grant from the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) which will fund professional phase student expenses. Please click here for further information on how to apply for this grant money.

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Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions.

Because of the close working relationship between PAs and physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, Physician Assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA).

The King's College Physician Assistant originated in 1975.  King's has graduated over 900 PA's since 1977 with graduates working in all fields of medicine and all over the country.

King's College Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies


To provide students with a primary care based foundation of knowledge, technical skills, critical thinking and moral values to become competent and cost-effective healthcare providers.


1. Identify for admission those students with the academic background, interpersonal skills, and maturity necessary to complete the training in the PA Program.

2. Maintain accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

3. Develop and maintain a comprehensive didactic and clinical curriculum that will prepare students to successfully complete Board Certification and become competent health care providers.

4. Promote an interdisciplinary approach to medicine which utilizes effective oral and written communication between members of the healthcare team and the patient.

5. Promote a comprehensive approach to health and disease by emphasizing primary care, health maintenance, and disease prevention.

6. Promote life-long learning in students and graduates and foster education between providers, students, and patients.

7. Promote information literacy and technological competency to be effective healthcare providers.

8. Promote moral values and ethical behavior as a healthcare provider.


NCCPA PANCE Pass Rate Summary Reports for King's College

      Accreditation status:  7 years, awarded 2010

    Program Director 
    Diana Easton MPAS, PA-C

    Academic Director                 
    Kyle Fetterolf MPAS, PA-C

    Academic Coordinator
    Jean Denion MHA, PA-C

    Academic Faculty
Barbara Sauls Ed.D, PA-C

    Academic Faculty
    Lorraine Novinger MS, PA-C

    Clinical Director
    William Reynolds MPAS, PA-C

    Clinical Coordinator
    Jocelyn Hook  MPAS,

    Clinical Coordinator
    Justine Samanas MPAS, PA-C

    part-time Clinical Faculty
    Pamela MacNeely PA-C

    part-time Clinical Faculty
    Ellie Steinruck PA-C

    Medical Director
    Mark Radziewicz DO    

Mrs. Kaminski and Mrs. Wiernusz are the program's administrative assistants.        


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Alumni: check out our fan page on Face Book !!!!
Or just search for the King's College Physician Assistant Alumni Association

Read about the history of the PA profession and the King's College PA Program

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Student Academy of the AAPA

Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants

Below are some useful (and some fun) medical links:

American Academy of Family Physicians provides much information useful to PAs
    including full-text patient handouts, clinical guidelines, and journal articles.

American Medical Association (AMA)

Centers for Disease Control

Food and Drug Association

Medical Matrix  is a repository for access to current medical resources on-line.

Medscape boasts the largest collection of free, full-text, peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles
    but requires free registration to view all posted documents.

Merck Manual

National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland.

OncologyStat a free registration oncology resource

PubMed Database

Virtual Hospital is an excellent compilation of resources for all medical providers and students.
    Includes on-line texts, patient cases, radiology files, etc.

Virtual Medical Center

Anatomy Web Sites

Digital Anatomist

The Hosford Muscle Tables: Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body

Structure of the Human Body

The Visible Human Project

Workshop Anatomy for the Internet

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