Resources and Information
The following information and resources are excellent for pre-physician assistant students to consult when looking for more information about the profession and locating programs:
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:
If students are deciding which major is best for them, we can help! Meet with a pre-health advisor through our College of Health Science Student Services and Academic Advising Office.
The Pre-Physician Assistant Pathway is a non-degree program available at Boise State University. You will not earn a degree in Pre-Physician Assistant.