Physician Assistant Major

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

Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 38% through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (source)


The median annual wage for physician assistants in May 2013. (source)

The coolest thing about this program is the cadaver lab.

Jennifer, Physician Assistant, 2007

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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

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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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