Physician Assistant School
Physician Assistants (PAs) have been working alongside physicians to deliver quality patient care, assist with surgeries and treat patients for over half a century in the United States. The PA field is growing and extremely dynamic as the need for qualified healthcare professionals increases due to the shortage of doctors.
There are many similarities between preparation for a career as a PA and a physician. Many of the prerequisite courses are similar; however PAs often complete their schooling (including clinical rotations) in less time and with less debt than medical students. Additionally PAs are able to further their education, obtain residencies and specialize in various fields making them invaluable parts of medical teams.
For these reasons and many others, PA programs are a competitive and attractive option for students who want to use their knowledge and passion for science to care for others. This section provides information regarding the PA profession, preparation and the admissions processes to PA programs, and resources for exploring the field and becoming a competitive applicant.
Preparation & Application
- Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
- Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)
- Career Field - Physician Assistant
- Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant - What's the Difference?
- Health Volunteer Opportunities