This option is for students preparing to apply for admission into a physician assistant program. Physician assistants are in demand. The profession is one of the fastest growing in the country due to the shortage of primary care physicians, as well as economic pressures on health care costs. The required and supporting courses are typically required for admission into physician assistant programs.
The Department of Biology has numerous research and teaching labs and many regional field sites that provide excellent opportunities for “hands-on” experiences. We also have good relationships with local health professionals and two regional hospitals, providing numerous opportunities for volunteering, part-time employment, internships, and shadowing. Students may also choose to be involved in two student organizations, which allow them to explore their interest in the health profession.