Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation
Physician assistants (PAs) are able to examine, diagnose, and treat patients under a doctor’s supervision. They practice medicine as part of a team that includes physicians, surgeons, and other health-care professionals.
Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine. You can choose a primary care setting or specialize in another area, such as emergency medicine. In some cases, PAs serve as primary care providers. They must still collaborate with a physician on patient treatment. Most PAs work full time—about 40 hours per week. They might work at night, on weekends, and during holidays.
Admissions committees expect you to have experience in health-care settings. It is essential to have job-shadowing, clinical observation, or other health-related experiences like volunteering, working, or in certain research settings. No matter how you get your experience, you need to show that you’ve had some type of patient interaction or engagement in addition to observation. The more patient engagement you have, the better. Experiences will also help you with content for your personal statement and topics to talk about during your interview.
Our flexible schedules and accelerated classes are geared toward a college student looking to get the CLINICAL or PATIENT CONTACT Hours they need to be competitive in applying for admission.
Our December 16, 2019 Classes in Lansing are designed to allow students to complete these classes over Christmas Break this December.