Are you interested in working in the medical field? Explore how South University’s Physician Assistant degree programs can provide the training you need to become a physician assistant.
A graduate from the Physician Assistant degree program may perform medical functions that include, but are not limited to, evaluation, monitoring, diagnostics, therapeutics, counseling, and referral. The scope of the practice varies according to state laws, the medical setting, and the training in the physician assistant program. In many states, physician assistants can prescribe and/or dispense medicine.
The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, offered at South University’s Savannah and Tampa campuses, offers you effective learning opportunities designed to prepare you to perform expected competencies in an ethical, legal, safe, and effective manner upon graduation and become a physician assistant.
In addition, the objectives of the Physician Assistant degree program are: to recruit qualified students from all areas and provide fair and equitable admissions criteria; make available a variety of instructional models and resources to provide the student with the most effective learning arrangements and opportunities; provide appropriate cognitive psychomotor and affective learning opportunities for students to achieve the necessary competency and proficiency levels expected and required of the physician assistant; instill the importance and value of continued education and involvement in appropriate professional and community affairs after graduation from the Physician Assistant program; and encourage students in the Physician Assistant studies program to recognize their own strengths and limitations and interpret for others the scope and function of a physician assistant.
Our required overall GPA will be increasing with the next CASPA application cycle opening April 18, 2012. Please check back on this site in early April for the new requirement.