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Physician Assistant

Physician assistants, under a physician’s supervision, perform many patient care tasks which were traditionally conducted by doctors. They may perform complete physical examinations, give treatment, and prescribe certain drugs and counsel patients on their health problems. While most PA programs train students for general medicine, there are special assistant programs, such as surgeon’s assistant and child health associate.

Application guide iconApplication Guide

Learn more about the admission criteria for most physician assistant programs.

Physician Assistant schools iconMichigan Physician Assistant School Prerequisites

View program requirements for all Michigan physician assistant programs.

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Explore this profession further by accessing links to national associations, career profiles, and student resources.