Physician Assistant

Sunday Oct 30

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Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision.

Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 30% through 2025, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source)

$98,180

The median annual wage for physician assistants in May 2015. (source)

Penn College has opened many doors for me. The staff has become my family and my classmates will forever be in my heart. It was not easy by any means, but with motivation and a drive to make a difference in this world the PA program can be accomplished. Honestly, the best decision I have made in my life. In hindsight it is a short timeline of hard work and perseverance.

Filippo, Physician Assistant, 2015

The PA program at Penn College is intense and challenging, but with the support of the faculty and my peers it was a goal that was attainable. The small class size and hands on training provided me the experience and confidence necessary to thrive in the Physician Assistant profession. Penn college really does prepare you in all aspects to be a successful practitioner. Deciding to go there was one of the best decisions I ever made!

Ashley, Physician Assistant, 2015

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While on clinical rotations, Physician Assistant students may first assist on a total knee replacement surgery. During Health Careers Camp, Physician Assistant students practice casting techniques with high school students as 'patient campers'. Physician Assistant students administer flu shots at clinics throughout the community. Physician Assistant students volunteer to staff the infirmary at the Little League World Series. A Physician Assistant student removing a cast during Health Careers Camp. A Physician Assistant student examines a patient’s ear to look for signs of infection. PA students Physician Assistant student Physician Assistant student Physician Assistant student Physician Assistant student Physician Assistant student Physician Assistant student

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National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Pass Rates

The NCCPA 5-year pass rate summary compares the pass rate of Penn College first time takers (PANCE) to the national average. Read More

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