College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Physician Assistant Program

A physician assistant (or PA) is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, with the exception of Puerto Rico.

 - American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA)

Additional information and videos can be found the through the American Academy of Physician Assistants below:


What is a PA?


Videos from the American Academy of Physician Assistants


The PA focus  is for pre-applicants, current students, and veterans. PA Focus will host a blog, which will be updated on different topics related to the PA profession, admissions and applying twice or more weekly, as well as information for those considering a career as a physician assistant.