Pre-Physician Assistant

Physician assistants are health care practitioners who practice medicine in collaboration with physicians; their scope of practice varies by jurisdiction and healthcare setting. Physician Assistants earn Master’s degrees by completing approximately 2.5 years of education and training in an accredited graduate program.

Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has developed a Physician Assistant Program with 28 months of rigorous academic courses and challenging clinical rotations in response to the national demand for physician assistants (PAs).

Marshall University’s PA graduates will earn a Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant degree, and will be prepared to evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients in primary and specialty care across all stages of life as well as patients in culturally diverse and rural settings.

Generally, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required but the entrance exam requirement may vary among institutions. For the most current information, review the GRE web site.


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