The Northeastern University health informatics and physician assistant combined program allows qualified and interested students to achieve their goal of obtaining a more robust understanding of healthcare technology while also completing robust clinical training in the physician assistant program. This prepares a select group of exceptionally qualified clinicians to become leaders in healthcare technology application and development and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in order to address problems in the healthcare and health information environments both locally and across the globe. The joint program is designed to provide students a greater understanding of technological issues in clinical practice, quantitative methods, and the use of scientific evidence and cutting-edge technology to optimize clinical workflows and improve patient outcomes.

This dual degree takes 34 months to complete (as opposed to 48, if each degree were pursued separately), and a total number of 8 credits are shared between both degrees.