Physician Assistant

A physician assistant (PA) is a professional who practices medicine under a supervising physician. Their scope of practice varies by jurisdiction and healthcare setting.

In the United States, PAs are nationally certified and state licensed to practice medicine. A certified PA may add "C" at the end of his/her postnominal credentials. PAs are trained with the medical model and complete these qualifications in less time than a traditional medical degree. The educational model for PAs is based on the fast-tracked training of physicians during World War II. In Canada, Canadian Certified Physician Assistant (CCPA) is the credential awarded upon licensure.

The occupational title originated in the United States in the 1960s; similar occupations elsewhere include clinical officers in parts of Africa and feldshers in states of the former Soviet Union.

Several other countries including Australia and New Zealand have begun developing the new role of physician assistant or physician associate to fill actual or perceived deficiencies in rural medical care.

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Matching Physician Assistant Colleges

Nova Southeastern University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,980 average out-state tuition; $28,980 average in-state tuition

MCPHS University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $31,600 average out-state tuition; $31,600 average in-state tuition

Touro College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $16,354 average out-state tuition; $16,354 average in-state tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Four or more years; Public; $34,473 average out-state tuition; $9,909 average in-state tuition

Pace University-New York

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,354 average out-state tuition; $42,354 average in-state tuition

Arcadia University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $41,630 average out-state tuition; $41,630 average in-state tuition

Barry University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $29,700 average out-state tuition; $29,700 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Physician Assistant Majors

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Delaney Medical School Scholarship Fund

Gannon University

$38,000 Varies See Details
 

Delaney Medical School Scholarship Fund

Gannon University

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$38,000

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John B. Wallace Health Sciences Scholars Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$6,200 January 31, 2021 See Details
 

John B. Wallace Health Sciences Scholars Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

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$6,200

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January 31, 2021
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Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$5,002 January 31, 2021 See Details
 

Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

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$5,002

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January 31, 2021
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Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

$5,000 Varies See Details
 

Sono Osato Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Career Transitions for Dancers

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$5,000

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Grace Tomkins Health Care Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$4,542 January 31, 2021 See Details
 

Grace Tomkins Health Care Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

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$4,542

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January 31, 2021
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Life Science Achievement Award - NYIT

New York Institute of Technology

Up to $3,975 Varies See Details
 

Life Science Achievement Award - NYIT

New York Institute of Technology

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Up to $3,975

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Stafford Scholarship - Dickinson College

Dickinson College

$3,000 Varies See Details
 

Stafford Scholarship - Dickinson College

Dickinson College

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$3,000

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Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

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$2,500

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Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,400 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

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$2,400

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February 01, 2021
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Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Bratt Medical and Missions Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,300 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Bratt Medical and Missions Scholarship

Calvin College

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$2,300

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February 01, 2021
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