Re-entry & Resiliency Plan (updated 9/16/21)
Carlow’s Pre-Physician Assistant program positions you to become a PA faster. By accelerating your undergraduate studies, you’ll be ready to continue on to a master’s degree or pursue employment in a health-related field sooner.
Physician assistants (PAs) practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons and other health care professionals. As a physician assistant, you will examine, diagnose and treat patients, often serving as a patient’s principal health care provider. PAs typically need a master’s degree from an accredited program to practice.
In this program, you will develop compassionate and responsible leadership traits and learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed in the field.
Upon completion, you will meet the curricular prerequisites for admission consideration into Carlow’s physician assistant master’s program.
Bachelor of Science
On campus, some online
The Pre-Physician Assistant curriculum includes fundamental health sciences information. Courses are taken across fall, spring and summer terms. All summer courses are available completely online. The program includes labs, internships and a practicum.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 30% through 2024. Licensed PAs are versatile and able to work in various health-related fields including offices of physicians, general medical and surgical hospitals, and outpatient care centers.
Fall, Spring & Summer