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Physician Assistant Schools and Colleges

People applying to physician assistant training programs typically hold bachelorís degrees and have healthcare industry experience. Admissions requirements to physician assistant programs differ by program.

Most physician assistants have experience as EMTs, nurses, radiology technicians, and other medical specialties prior to applying for physician assistant school.

It typically takes 2 years to complete a physician assistant training program. There are currently 165 programs recognized by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Students usually graduate these programs with masterís degrees. Some grant graduates bachelorís or associateís degrees or professional certificates.

Colleges and universities, medical schools, and allied health schools administer physician assistant training programs. The military and some hospitals also administer physician assistant training.

Students enrolled in these programs complete clinical and classroom instruction in medical ethics, physical diagnosis, clinical medicine, physiology, anatomy, and pathology. Students have the option of completing clinical training in pediatrics, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and family medicine. Medical schools often partner with physician assistant training programs.

Students frequently intern with doctors. After graduation, itís not uncommon for doctors to hire their interns. Below you'll find a comprehensive directory of schools and colleges offering physician assistant training programs.
  • Brenau University
    500 Washington Street SE
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    (770) 534-6299
    www.brenau.edu

  • Butler University
    4600 Sunset Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46208
    (317) 940-8000
    www.butler.edu

  • Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
    1731 East 120th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90059
    (323) 563-4839
    www.cdrewu.edu

  • City College of San Francisco
    50 Phelan Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415) 239-3000
    www.ccsf.edu

  • City University of New York: City College
    160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY 10031
    (212) 650-7000
    www.ccny.cuny.edu

  • Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    (216) 687-2000
    www.csuohio.edu

  • D'Youville College
    320 Porter Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14201
    (716) 829-8000
    www.dyc.edu

  • Dalton State College
    650 College Drive
    Dalton, GA 30720
    (706) 272-4436
    www.daltonstate.edu

  • Drexel University
    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 895-2000
    www.drexel.edu

  • Drury University
    900 North Benton Avenue
    Springfield, MO 65802
    (417) 873-7879
    www.drury.edu

  • Foothill College
    12345 El Monte Road
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
    (650) 949-7777
    www.foothill.edu

  • George Washington University
    2121 I Street NW
    Washington, DC 20052
    (202) 994-1000
    www.gwu.edu/explore

  • Georgia Highlands College
    3175 Cedartown Highway
    Rome, GA 30161
    (706) 802-5000
    www.highlands.edu

  • Gordon College
    419 College Drive
    Barnesville, GA 30204
    (678) 359-5555
    www.gdn.edu

  • Hartnell College
    411 Central Avenue
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 755-6700
    www.hartnell.edu

  • Hofstra University
    100 Hofstra University
    Hempstead, NY 11549
    (516) 463-6600
    www.hofstra.edu

  • Howard University
    2400 Sixth Street Northwest
    Washington, DC 20059
    (202) 806-6100
    www.howard.edu

  • Lake Superior College
    2101 Trinity Road
    Duluth, MN 55811
    (218) 733-7600
    www.lsc.edu

  • Long Island University: Brooklyn Campus
    1 University Plaza
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    (718) 488-1011
    www.liu.edu

  • Mars Hill College
    100 Athletic Street
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
    (828) 689-1201
    www.mhc.edu

  • Medical College of Georgia
    1120 15th Street
    Augusta, GA 30912
    (706) 721-0211
    www.mcg.edu

  • Methodist University
    5400 Ramsey Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28311
    (800) 488-7110
    www.methodist.edu

  • Miami Dade College
    300 NE 2nd Avenue
    Miami, FL 33132
    (305) 237-8888
    www.mdc.edu/main

  • Mount Aloysius College
    7373 Admiral Peary Highway
    Cresson, PA 16630
    (814) 886-4131
    www.mtaloy.edu

  • National College: Danville
    115 East Lexington Avenue
    Danville, KY 40422
    (859) 236-6991
    www.ncbt.edu

  • New York Institute of Technology
    PO Box 8000
    Old Westbury, NY 11568
    (516) 686-7516
    www.nyit.edu

  • Northwest Nazarene University
    623 Holly Street
    Nampa, ID 83686
    (208) 467-8000
    www.nnu.edu

  • Oakwood University
    7000 Adventist Boulevard, NW
    Huntsville, AL 35896
    (256) 726-7000
    www.oakwood.edu

  • Ohio Northern University
    525 South Main Street
    Ada, OH 45810
    (419) 772-2000
    www.onu.edu

  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
    One College Avenue
    Williamsport, PA 17701
    (570) 326-3761
    www.pct.edu

  • Quinnipiac University
    275 Mount Carmel Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518
    (203) 582-8200
    www.quinnipiac.edu

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    60 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, NY 14623
    (585) 475-2411
    www.rit.edu

  • San Joaquin Valley College
    8400 West Mineral King Avenue
    Visalia, CA 93291
    (559) 651-2500
    www.sjvc.edu

  • Seton Hill University
    1 Seton Hill Drive
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    (724) 834-2200
    www.setonhill.edu

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    1220 Lincoln Dr
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    (618) 453-2121
    www.siuc.edu

  • Springfield College
    263 Alden Street
    Springfield, MA 01109
    (413) 748-3000
    www.springfieldcollege.edu

  • St. Francis College
    180 Remsen Street
    Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
    (718) 522-2300
    www.stfranciscollege.edu

  • St. John's University
    8000 Utopia Parkway
    Queens, NY 11439
    (718) 990-6161
    www.stjohns.edu

  • University of Maryland: Eastern Shore
    One Backbone Road
    Princess Anne, MD 21853
    (410) 651-2200
    www.umes.edu

  • University of Washington
    Box 355852
    Seattle, WA 98195
    (206) 543-2100
    www.washington.edu

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