Superbly educated and trained healthcare professionals are in constant demand, especially in communities outside urban centers — and Clarkson’s Earl R. and Barbara D. Lewis School of Health Sciences is meeting that demand for quality rural healthcare.
We are a national leader in preparing graduates to meet rural and distance-challenged healthcare needs through a growing portfolio of programs that advance careers, research, and innovation.
The Lewis School consists of four graduate-level programs: Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, and Bioethics.
Our Potsdam, NY location allows students the unique experience of providing healthcare in a more rural setting, from working with individuals who sustain farming or industrial injuries to serving highly competitive athletes who use Lake Placid’s Olympic facilities. We work closely with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe at nearby Akwesasne and with the U.S. Army installation at Fort Drum, allowing students to be introduced to healthcare needs in those distinctive communities, too.
Now under the Lewis School umbrella is our graduate level, primarily online Bioethics Program, jointly offered by Clarkson and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. This purposefully integrates the application of bioethics to issues in healthcare. This integration aims to develop a community of scholars who are committed to researching issues of justice and ethics in health and applying dual-perspective scholarship to identify solutions.