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Arizona Physician Assistant Programs

Arizona Physician Assistant Programs provide the classroom instruction and hands-on training required to be a Physician Assistant (Physician Assistants). Working under the supervision of physicians or surgeons, physician assistants are playing an increasingly important role in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. With demographic and technological trends spurring continued demand growth for healthcare services, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the Physician Assistant profession to be one of the fastest growing occupations through 2024 (Data). To practice as a Physician Assistant, professional licensure requirements in all states include entry level training from an accredited physician assistant program.



Classroom studies at Arizona Physician Assistant Programs emphasize pathology, human anatomy, physiology, clinical pharmacology, clinical medicine, geriatric care, disease prevention, and related medical sciences. Arizona Physician Assistant Programs supplement this classroom instruction in medical sciences with supervised training in several clinical areas, including family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and pediatrics, among others. Most applicants to Physician Assistant Programs in Arizona have a prior bachelorís degree and some healthcare-related work experience, often times as registered nurses, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), or paramedics. Nevertheless, admissions requirements vary from program to program, so interested applicants need to check specific Arizona Physician Assistant Programs for their respective admission requirements.







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