Our Mission

The mission of the EXCELL Pre Physician Assistant Clerkship Program is to provide a clerkship in a health care setting, which would give students the practical experience they will need to have a successful physician assistant program admission interview by providing students with an opportunity…

  • to earn shadow hours with a PA or senior PA-Student.
  • to assist patients in a health care setting..
  • to be part of a health care quality assurance team.
  • to have physician assistant mentoring and academic planning.
  • to gain practical patient contact experience.

Meet the Team

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Excell Eduction

John P. Festa, PA

Founder & CEO

Physician Assistant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2003 – present
Emergency Medicine PA at Holy Name Medical Center 1996-2003
Executive Director EXCELL Education Pre-Physician Assistant Clerkship
Author: The EXCELL Complete Guide to Getting Accepted to PA School (2013)
Reveal the Physician Assistant Within (2018)
Featured on Princeton Public Television shows “Stop My Crisis! With Vivian Gaspar” and“Beyond My Crisis”

Eric Teagan

PA-Mentor

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Timothy Barrett

PA-Mentor

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