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A physician assistant at a desktop computer conducts an interview video consultation with a patient.
May 10, 2024
Telemedicine's increasing popularity is driving demand for remote physician assistants. This article summarizes the differences between remote and traditional PAs.
A physician assistant discusses the results of a lung X-ray with a patient.
May 8, 2024
The PAS-Hybrid program at Pitt covers clinical medicine, specialization areas, communication, social and cultural factors in health care, and health care law and finance.
A doctor uses a tablet to collect patient data.
May 6, 2024
A master's in health informatics can lead to a career in and beyond clinical medicine. This article reviews some of the many career options available to MSHI graduates.
A woman uses a mobile app to monitor vital data.
May 3, 2024
The Online Master of Science in Health Informatics at University of Pittsburgh uses the GradCAS application portal. Here's what to expect when you start your application.
Closeup shot of a clipboard and a digital tablet with brain scans on a desk in a doctor's office.
May 1, 2024
Artificial intelligence has transformed every aspect of health care, impacting patients, providers, and entire medical systems. Learn how PAs improve patient outcomes by integrating AI into their practice.
A physician assistant stands at a workstation, entering patient data on a laptop computer.
April 12, 2024
Time management, organization and focus will help you thrive in a physician assistant studies program. Pitt offers a convenient hybrid program that delivers much of its content online.
A patient holds a tablet; on its screen, we see a physician assistant delivering telehealth.
March 22, 2024
What characteristics help physician assistants in training succeed? This article reviews skills and traits critical to students and practitioners in the field.
A physician assistant studies student stands outside wearing a jacket and backpack with trees, bushes and an apartment building in the background.
March 20, 2024
Explore the benefits of hybrid physician assistant programs and learn how Pitt’s PAS-Hybrid Program prepares students to address health disparities in their communities.
A physician assistant bandages a patient's hand.
March 5, 2024
Review the prerequisites for Pitt’s Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program as you prepare your PA school application.
A physician assistant holding a computer tablet looks out of a hospital window.
March 4, 2024
Learn about what makes the top 10 physician assistant specialties unique and how Pitt’s PAS-Hybrid Program prepares aspiring PAs to enter the field.