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Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

The pre-physician assistant program at Parkside is designed to help students gain the necessary academic and professional requirements that will help them be competitive candidates for professional physician assistant schools.

The most common majors that students choose to complete their pre-physician assistant education are:

When you pursue the pre-physician assistant program you will receive: 
  • Assistance in obtaining shadowing/internship experiences with local physician assistants and other healthcare providers
  • Help to ensure that you are choosing the correct career pathway
  • Experience* that is a requirement to gain acceptance into physician assistant school.
*In fact, most PA programs require a minimum of 500 hours of healthcare experience or physician assistant experience.

With this in mind, we would strongly urge any student looking to become a physician assistant to gain some level of professional healthcare licensure before entering into any University or College.  The following degrees or licensures can provide students with the ability to have a paid job while gaining the large amounts of healthcare hours that are needed to be competitive candidates for PA programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 
  • Phlebotomy
Physician Assistant Program Pre-Requisites

Accredited physician assistant school programs can be found at the National Physician Assistant Association website.

Contact Information
Contact Info

Bryan Lewis, Ph.D, Director
Phone: (262) 595-2327

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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