Physician assistants practice healthcare on teams under the supervision of a doctor. They practice and prescribe medication, help carry out treatment plans, help counsel patients on healthcare courses of action, and suture wounds. Students prepare for this degree by majoring in biology, molecular biology, or chemistry at Westminster College. Westminster participates in a 3-3 physician assistant articulation program with Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Students spend three years at Westminster reaping the benefits of a traditional liberal arts education, and then study at Duquesne for three more years. After successfully completing their first year at Duquesne, students receive a B.S. in biology from Westminster College. After completing all six years of the program, they receive an M.P.A. from Duquesne University. Additional graduate programs Westminster students have been accepted to include Duquesne University, Chatham University, Lincoln Memorial University, Temple University, and Saint Francis University (PA).
Imagine yourself a physician assistant in a doctor’s office or clinic.