Our Prephysician Assistant Program is designed for those students who desire to attend physician assistant school upon undergraduate degree completion. We offer several services in order to prepare students for the often rigorous journey in becoming a physician assistant, including:
- PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS
- RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
- STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
- SPECIALIZED COURSEWORK
- MEDICAL HUMANITIES
- SCIENCE & HEALTH LIVING AND LEARNING CENTER - EARLE HALL
Prephysician Assistant students are encouraged to select a major in which they feel they will excel. PrePA students can choose a major in either the science or nonscience disciplines. Regardless of major chosen, prePA students will still need to complete the required courses for our prephysician assistant program in addition to the courses needed for their major degree plan. The following link has information on these courses for the 2014-2015 academic year Prephysician Assistant Program 4 Year Planner.
What is a Physician Assistant?
Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine with supervision of licensed physicians. PAs are qualified to take histories, order and administer tests, make the diagnoses, determine treatments, assist in surgery, and set fractures. A physician assistant is educated to provide services that would otherwise be offered by a physician. In many states, PAs write prescriptions. They work in virtually all health care settings wherever physicians or health care organizations employ them.