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Physician Assistant

Career Overview:

  • Physician assistants work in collaboration with a licensed physician to provide medical care to patients.
  • The physician-PA relationship is fundamental to the profession and enhances the delivery of high-quality health care. Because of their advanced education in general medicine, modeled after physician education, physician assistants can treat patients with significant autonomy.
  • Duties include diagnosing and treating illnesses, performing physical examinations, assisting in surgeries, making rounds in hospitals, and performing assigned tasks during a procedure

Full Physician Assistant Profile

Physician Assistant Requirements:

  • Earn a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum science GPA of 3.0 on at 4.0 grading scale.
  • GRE scores in the 40th percentile or higher in each of the three categories.
  • Obtain and submit Centralized Application Service for Physical Assistants (CASPA). CASPA application deadline for admission in May is December 1.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals with whom the applicant has had a professional working relationship in the health care field.
  • Additional, application nonrefundable fee of $50.

Physician Assistants Program Types:

  • Inter-professional Concurrent Degree (PA/ MPH)
  • Master of Medical Science (MMS) in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
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