Now that you have made the awesome decision to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant, it’s time to pick a great school to attend. The following is a list of the Top 10 Physician Assistant Program’s:
University of Iowa offers programs that are different compared with that offered by other institutions as its curriculum is designed to allow students to complete more than 60% of their didactic phase with sophomore medical students.
Duke University offers PA programs that are divided into two sections. One section focuses on pre-clinical studies whereas another focuses on clinical experiences.
Emory University offers a 28-month program with an emphasis on primary health care. The curriculum is divided into three phases – didactic, clinical and advanced didactic phase.
George Washington University offers 2 graduate-level programs – a traditional 2-year program and a 3-year joint program. One interesting note is that its curriculum includes a nationally recognized community service.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas offers a program that requires students to undergo four didactic semesters with one additional semester on clinical rotation.
University of Utah offers a program that is divided into two phases – a first year on didactic teaching and a second year on clinical training.
University of Washington offers programs for both bachelor and master’s degree. Students are expected to spend time working on projects, attending clinical sessions and studying various medical topics.
University of Colorado at Denver offers a program with an emphasis on pediatrics, though its curriculum also prepares students to treat patients of all ages.
Baylor College of Medicine offers PA program at the master’s level. The program takes 30 months to complete and consists of 2 phases – didactic and experiential learning phase.
Oregon Health and Sciences University offers a program that lasts for 26 months. The program consists of didactic and clinical phase.
There you have it folks! The list of the top 10 Physician Assistant Programs in the nation. Now if you choose not to apply or attend one of these schools, it doesn’t mean that you will not get a quality education elsewhere. I just felt it necessary to do a top 10 list.
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