A physician assistant is a healthcare professional who functions as an extension of a physician and provides a wide range of medical services. Under the supervision of licensed physicians, physician assistants interview patients and record health histories, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, establish treatment plans, and educate patients in preventive medicine and health maintenance. The need for physician assistants is growing rapidly, with a projected 37% increase of employment of physician assistants.*
Our pre-physician assistant program is a four-year program that will result in a bachelor’s degree and the fulfillment of additional physician assistant professional school requirements.
*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these projected growth rates are from 2016-2026.