TJU cuts ribbon on Voorhees building for physician assistant program

Thomas Jefferson University has cut the ribbon on a new building that will house its physician assistant program.

The school’s new College of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program will be offered at 443 Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees.

“Moving the New Jersey Physician Assistant program to Voorhees allows us to offer our students a convenient location for their studies,” Dr. Michael Dryer, dean of the Jefferson College of Health Professions, said. “Everything they need is under one roof, with neighboring Jefferson Health New Jersey facilities as the backdrop.”

The new campus will feature:

  • 60-seat classroom;
  • A physical diagnosis laboratory;
  • Anatomy Lab with 12 cadaver tables, computers at each station and Apple TV;
  • A Simulation Center which includes Auscultation Simulators, iStan Adult Patient Simulator, Primary Care Rooms, Emergency Room Bays and Inpatient Hospital Rooms.

“Having students train and learn in New Jersey increases the likelihood that they will stay and practice in New Jersey,” Jesse Coale, director of Jefferson’s Physician Assistant Program, said. “There is a shortage of physicians in the United States in general, and Physician Assistants will help fill this gap.”

“Educational excellence for our students is our number one goal,” Jefferson Provost Dr. Mark Tykocinski said. “This new location offers cutting edge technology and a beautiful space for our faculty to cultivate the next generation of healthcare providers.”