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Physician Assistant Program
This program is only offered in the Summer of each year
The physician assistant is a professional member of the health-care team who is qualified by academic and clinical education to practice medicine with supervision by a licensed physician. Following a medical model of patient care, physician assistants are qualified to perform a wide range of duties traditionally performed only by physicians.
Physician assistants obtain patient histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose illness, determine treatment plans, order and interpret laboratory, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and prescribe medication as well as provide patient education, counseling, and follow-up care.