Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Physician Assistant Studies
here you are sitting in the examining
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 email@example.com.