Demand for physician assistants in healthcare settings continues to rise with an intensified focus on patient care. Changes in the profession, 31% projected growth, and an increasing number of physician assistant schools has altered the field considerably. Additionally, during the pandemic, issues regarding access to medicines, administration of tests, health disparity, affordability, and destitute poverty heightened. For dedicated students with a strong moral fabric, PA school admission is difficult but not impossible.
When you know your path, you need a strategy and a guide to assist in reaching your goal. GPA, prerequisites, GRE/MCAT, CASPer, eLORs, resume, clinical experience, research, leadership, interviews, and life stories are but a few considerations. If you have a keen interest in human anatomy and physiology, disease diagnostics, genetics, immunology, and cellular function, physician assistant school is the right place.
Organized by region, this one-of-a-kind book offers you information and resources covering the 277 accredited U.S. physician assistant schools in 292 locations. This handy guide is organized, thorough, and easy to follow, providing complete information on the PA schools to which you may apply. School lists, organized by various criteria, are provided in the back of the book. A companion book, Physician Asst. (PA) School: Preparation, Application, Admission goes along with this book that contains information describing the planning, testing, organization, and admissions process, which is also extremely useful. This book focuses on physician assistant school profiles, costs, tidbits, lists, locations, opportunities, and college requirements.