Physician Assistant Program
Butler University houses the oldest physician assistant (PA) program in the State of Indiana. Our 24-month curriculum will prepare you to be eligible to take the national certification exam, apply for state licensure, and provide patient care in various medical or surgical practice settings. We are in the heart of Indianapolis and partner with all the major healthcare systems in the region, as well as, many outside of Indiana, to offer students outstanding clinical experiences.
Butler’s program boasts above-national-average board passing rates with very low attrition. This, accompanied with a 100% job placement rate within six months of graduation, makes this one of the premier PA programs in the country.
In the first year, PA students learn applied medical, behavioral and social sciences, patient assessment and clinical medicine.
Guided by seasoned professionals (preceptors), PA students complete more than 2,000 hours in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, general surgery, and mental health.