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Pennsylvania Physician Assistant Programs

Pennsylvania 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.



The curricula at Pennsylvania Physician Assistant Programs includes pathology, human anatomy, physiology, clinical pharmacology, clinical medicine, geriatric care, disease prevention, and related medical sciences. Pennsylvania Physician Assistant Programs supplement this classroom instruction in medical sciences with supervised clinical training in several areas, including family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and pediatrics, among others. Most applicants to Physician Assistant Programs in Pennsylvania in 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 Pennsylvania Physician Assistant Programs for their respective admission requirements.

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



Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program
Chatham College Physician Assistant Studies
DeSales University Physician Assistant Studies
Drexel University Physician Assistant Program
Duquesne Physician Assistant Program
Gannon University Physician Assistant Studies
King's College Physician Assistant Program
Marywood University Physician Assistant Program
Penn College Physician Assistant Program
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant Studies
Philadelphia University Physician Assistant Program
Saint Francis Physician Assistant Program
Seton Hill Physician Assistant Program





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