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Master of Science in Physician Assistant

In your search for physician assistant programs in Virginia, choose South University, Richmond. Our physician assistant courses offer fundamental medical concepts and theories, provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function, with physician supervision, as medical professionals who will serve as valued members of the health care team. Physician Assistants are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative. PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality. The scope of the practice varies according to state laws, the medical setting, and the training of the physician assistant.  The Master of Science in Physician Assistant program at South University, Richmond’s campus in Glen Allen, Virginia, is designed to provide students with effective learning opportunities that will prepare them to perform their expected competencies in an ethical, legal, safe, and effective manner upon graduation.

South University Physician Assistant program graduates are eligible to pursue licensure in all 50 states across the U.S. once they have passed the national Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). This exam is developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

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