Susan Salahshor

Susan Salahshor, Founding Program Director

Dear Physician Assistant Learners,

Welcome to Ithaca College Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS)!

We are excited to have you in our Inaugural Class of PA Learners. In undergrad you were a student, in PA school you are a learner, learning the practical skills to practice medicine with an underpinning of academic knowledge.

The faculty and staff of the program and the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP) are here to support and guide you through the journey to becoming a Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C). This Learner Handbook is the first step in understanding the program.

Please read each section carefully and thoroughly. The Handbook is available here.


Susan M. Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA
Founding Program Director
Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies
“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” Arthur Ashe