PAs are health care providers who are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine. As a part of their responsibilities, PAs perform physical exams, diagnose illnesses, develop and carry out treatment plans, order and interpret lab tests, assist in surgery, provide patient education and prescribe medications.
Upon graduation, PAs take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA).
PAs are employed in virtually all types of health care settings including private offices, clinics and hospitals. PAs can practice in almost any field of medicine including family practice, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry and orthopedics to name just a few.
The King’s College Department of Physician Assistant Studies began in 1975 and has over 40 years of experience in preparing students for the PA profession and provides sophisticated didactic and clinical training in all areas of general medicine. King’s College has graduated over 1000 Physician Assistants who practice throughout the country in all areas of medicine.
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