The Role of the Physician Assistant

PA students learn venipuncture as a medical procedure

As America’s health care delivery system continues to evolve in response to an increased emphasis on meeting the needs of medically underserved populations, the demand for affordable primary care providers continues to outweigh the supply of highly qualified providers. The role of the physician assistant presents an ever-increasing range of options to help meet this challenge.

Our program provides an excellent foundation of knowledge and experience for you to carry into the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam. First-time exam candidates from our program, consistently outperform the national average pass-rate, with 95% of our graduates 95% of our graduates typically gaining entry into the profession on their first try (PDF).

Unlike doctors and nurse practitioners, PAs have the ability to easily switch specialties during their careers without additional schooling.

As health care models rely increasingly on physician assistants in the years ahead, the opportunities available to you as a member of this highly challenging, eminently rewarding, and lucrative profession should continue to expand.

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