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 is developing a new Physician Assistant program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. See the Physician Assistant Program site for information about the program.

There are currently physician assistant programs in West Virginia at Alderson Broaddus University, West Liberty University, and University of Charleston. A new program is also being developed at West Virginia University.

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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