Pre-Physician Assistant

Physician Assistants (PAs) practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. Their specific duties and the extent to which they must be supervised by a physician or surgeon differ from state to state, but may include prescribing medications and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests as well as treating patients. PAs need a master’s degree from an accredited program, which typically takes 2-3 years beyond undergraduate training. PAs are licensed as general practitioners, but may develop specialized training from their supervising physician. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

Resources for pre-PA students:

Suggested Majors/Minors


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Pre-Requisites


Courses to satisfy admissions requirements to Physician Assistant schools

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Experience


Develop skills beyond the classroom

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Entrance Exam


Prepare for the GRE

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Applying to Physician Assistant Schools


Links to physician assistant school directories and common applications

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Success


58% acceptance rate for Bradley applicants. Where are they now?

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