Dear Prospective Students,
Welcome to the University of Charleston Physician Assistant (PA) undergraduate website! Physician Assistants are highly trained medical professionals who practice medicine on a physician-led team. They practice in all medical and surgical specialties. PAs take histories and conduct physical exams, order and interpret tests, diagnose and treat illness, counsel on disease and preventive health, prescribe medications and perform procedures.
The University of Charleston offers Pre-PA pathways for undergraduate students who wish to earn a master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies. Through our PA Fast Track option, highly motivated students can earn their Master’s Degree in five years from the time they enter the University as a freshman!
Physician Assistants make a difference. And they do it every day. There has never been a greater need for PAs in the workforce. Being a PA lets you have it all: satisfaction – for work that is meaningful: respect – for a profession that is viewed with trust: choice – for services that can be delivered to all generations: flexibility – for the ability to practice medicine in a variety of settings.
Please take some time to learn more about our Pre-PA pathways by choosing the menu options available to the left. If you have specific questions don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m always happy to help.