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  • 1. KING’S COLLEGE Physician W I L K E S - B A R R E, P E N N S Y L V A N I A Physician Assistant Studies T here you are sitting in the examining Assistant room at your doctor’s office patiently waiting for your physician to walk in with your chart in hand. As the door opens, you expect to be greeted by your physician. Instead, the person who is carrying your chart is not your doctor but a physician assistant. Physician assistants, more commonly referred to as PAs, allow doctors to provide care to a larger volume of patients by performing many of the services previously reserved for physicians. While PAs assist physicians in primary care by performing physical exams, ordering diagnostic tests, establishing preliminary diagnoses and prescribing medicine, PAs are also trained to work in all subspecialties of medicine including emergency rooms, surgery centers and mental health practices just to name a few. satisfies the requirements for this part the physician assistant studies program. of the program, they matriculate into the “But in the final year of the professional PA Studies at King’s professional phase. phase, students truly get to hone their Program Structure diagnostic and clinical skills by applying King’s physician assistant studies Professional Phase what they have learned when they treat program is a five year Master of Science During the professional phase, actual patients.” degree program that is composed of potential PAs not only gain in-depth two parts: a three-year pre-professional knowledge of the physical and behavioral Placement Highlights phase and a two-year professional phase. components of numerous areas of Listed below are just a few of our many medicine, but they also acquire excellent alumni who have found success: Pre-Professional Phase diagnostic and clinical skills through • Rebecca Cooper ’09 is a family During the pre-professional phase, classroom lectures and clinical rotations practice PA in Bloomsburg. students gain a thorough understanding in various health care settings. • Brianne Larsen ’08 is a cardio- of various areas of the sciences via “Throughout a student’s experience thoracic surgical PA at Cleveland classroom and laboratory learning. in the PA program, he or she will Clinic. Students also complete the courses in be continuously educated on how • Tricia Parks ’08 practices in the the College’s core curriculum in this to interact with patients effectively,” OB/GYN department at Geisinger phase. Once a student successfully explains Dr. Frances Feudale, director of Wyoming Valley Medical Center. To learn more about majoring in Physician Assistant Studies at King’s College, please contact the Office of Admission at 1-888-KINGS PA or

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