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New Mexico Physician Assistant Programs

New Mexico Physician Assistant Programs provide the classroom instruction and hands-on training required to be a Physician Assistant. 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 New Mexico Physician Assistant Programs focus on human anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical medicine, clinical pharmacology, geriatric care, disease prevention, and related medical sciences. New Mexico Physician Assistant Programs augment this classroom instruction in medical sciences with supervised training in multiple clinical areas, including family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and pediatrics, among others. Most applicants to Physician Assistant Programs in New Mexico 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 New Mexico Physician Assistant Programs for their respective admission requirements.

Learn more about admission requirements, curriculum and career development support at these New Mexico Physician Assistant Programs:

University of St. Francis:
Physician Assistant Studies - Albuquerque

UNM School of Medicine:
Physician Assistant Program

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