The School of Health Sciences offers a Pre-Physician Assistant Program designed to facilitate admission to and success in the Physician Assistant Program. Physician Assistants are highly trained medical professionals who practice medicine on a physician-led team.
For two years running, Physician Assistant has ranked #1 in Forbes’ “Best Master’s Degrees for Jobs” list.
The Pre-PA pathway offers students who are currently enrolled at UC a fast track opportunity to become a physician assistant. UC students who are admitted to the Fast-Track must complete specific requirements before beginning the Physician Assistant Program. Highly motivated students can earn a master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies and begin practice in five years.