PAs work in all areas of medicine (e.g., pediatrics, internal medicine, dermatology, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology) as well as surgery and sub-specialties.
Skills and characteristics important to this profession are critical thinking, problem-solving skills, empathy, ability to work quickly and make good decisions under pressure, excellent time management skills, the ability to work with a team of caregivers, effective interpersonal communication, and the willingness to invest in continued education as healthcare methodology and technology changes.
Pre-physician assistant students should consult with faculty advisor Professor January Haile.
Visit the Health Professions Advising website for more information.
Suggested Courses for Pre-Physician Assistant Students
ANT 110 • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology