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Physician Assistant

A female student with glasses writes in a book while sitting at a table.
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.
A medical professional stands with her arms crossed while wearing a face shield and medical gear.
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.
Multiple rows of face masks and syringes against a white background.
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.
A PA in light pink scrubs administers a vaccination to a patient.
November 22, 2021
PAs—also known as physician assistants or physician associates—are patient care providers that diagnose injuries and illnesses, create treatment plans and prescribe medications
A Historical Overview of Pharmacotherapy
September 23, 2021
Pharmacotherapy is medical treatment based on using pharmaceutical drugs to treat illnesses and other conditions. Sometimes, medical professionals refer to pharmacotherapy as simply medical therapy. Other types of therapy include surgical therapy, radiation therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Pharmacology is a branch of science dedicated to improving available pharmacotherapy options and inventing new treatments. […]
History of Nurse Practitioners
August 11, 2021
Nurse practitioners help provide needed care to a wide variety of patient populations. Their practice is patient-centered. Currently, they are the fastest-growing segment of primary care providers. NPs work in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices and hospitals, to provide care to patients. Currently, almost 90% of NPs focus on primary care. Timeline Since […]
Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Study Guides for Physician Assistant Students
June 18, 2021
What Is a PA? A PA is a physician assistant. PAs are licensed medical professionals and providers who work in primary care and across all specialties in a variety of settings. PAs have rigorous educational standards they must meet to obtain a license. They work to make sure that all patients have access to evidence-based […]
A Physician Assistant's Guide to Anatomy and Physiology
April 2, 2021
Anatomy and physiology form the cornerstone of our understanding of the human body. These two interrelated branches of health and medicine provide invaluable insights into how our bodies work. Studying these topics enables us to comprehend the complex machinery that sustains our lives. Anatomy delves into the study of the body’s structure, exploring the arrangement […]
Preparing for Your Annual Physical Exam: What Women Should Know
November 6, 2020
Annual exams for women are also known as well-woman exams or comprehensive women’s wellness exams. It’s so easy to get busy and skip a year, but women should not do this. Yearly checkups are vital to creating a comprehensive record of a woman’s health and increase the chances that any issues will be caught early […]