The Health Sciences for Physician Assistants Program in the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences is a 26-month course of study to educate students to become physician assistants. The accredited program includes an intensive pre-clinical phase as well as a clinical phase, which together provide graduates with a full knowledge in surgery, medicine and primary care. Graduates are eligible to take the National Certifying Board Examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.