Did you know: It’s a popular profession – As of 2017, there are more than 123,000 PAs in the United States. Also in 2017, the PA profession was the fifth fastest-growing job in America according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Students planning on gaining admission to physician assistant school must successfully combine an academic major with the specific prerequisite requirements. Most physician assistant schools are not selective in your degree. A student should select the best degree for them. Factors to consider:
How efficient is the degree?
What are your passions?
What would you do if you did not become a physician assistant?
HLTH 110 Introduction to Health Science and Public Health is a Foundational Studies course that is recommended for all students with an interest in health and wellness.
Prerequisite course requirements vary from school to school but typically include biology, chemistry, and psychology. This may include BIOL 227-228, CHEM 111-112, MATH 143, and PSYC 301. Additional beneficial courses may include BIOL 191-192, BIOL 205, BIOL 310, BIOL 320, HLTH 101, CHEM 301 and 308, CHEM 350, PSYC 309 or PSYC 310, and/or statistics. You are encouraged to consult with your advisor, determine which physician assistant programs are of interest, and pattern your coursework to fulfill these specific program requirements. For more information, visit www.aapa.org or https://caspa.liaisoncas.com.