Physician Assistant

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September 28, 2022
While respectable physician assistant education programs may be costly, demand for certified PAs is high, and the competitive compensation enables graduates to pay back loans in a reasonable period of time.
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June 1, 2022
The question 'Should I be a physician assistant or nurse practitioner?' is a challenging one to answer. The only way to determine which career will be the best fit is to research both.
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May 26, 2022
Determining how long it will take you to become a PA involves more than looking at the length of physician assistant master's programs. Step one is learning about the PA program prerequisites and course structure, as well as how to get licensed.
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May 24, 2022
The path to becoming a PA is relatively straightforward but also intense. Before you embark on this academic journey, be sure you understand what you'll learn in a traditional or hybrid PA program.
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April 12, 2022
Unlike many patient care providers, PAs work in all settings and specialties and can transition easily from one medical specialty to another. Here's why.
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March 22, 2022
Becoming a PA, or physician assistant, involves more than just earning a master's degree. Here are five steps every aspiring PA must complete.
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March 21, 2022
The physician assistant career path is long and lucrative for those who become credentialed after completing the appropriate program, such as the University of Pittsburgh’s PAS Hybrid Program.
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March 17, 2022
Getting into a PA program for a master's degree is easier when you understand the coursework and practical prerequisites needed for a strong application.
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February 1, 2022
Physician assistants perform many of the same duties as physicians. Like physicians, they must be attentive, thoughtful, empathetic, and analytic to deliver optimal patient care.
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January 21, 2022
To become a PA, you must complete a physician assistant education program such as Pitt's hybrid PA program. However, that's only step one.