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URI, Johnson & Wales sign Physician Assistant Studies program agreement

University of Rhode Island graduates who enroll in the Johnson & Wales University Physician Assistant Studies Program will soon have a direct path into one of the hottest careers in the nation.

Officials from both universities signed an agreement today that will guarantee admission to up to six qualified URI graduates for each admission cycle in the master’s degree program at Johnson & Wales, the first of its kind in the state.

“This is another example of how the University of Rhode Island is working with other institutions in ways that benefit its students, the state as a whole and our partners,” said URI President David M. Dooley. “Indeed, this collaboration with Johnson & Wales will create a highly skilled workforce for…

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