About the course
Physician Assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Common services provided by a PA include taking medical histories and performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting lab tests, diagnosing and treating illnesses, assisting in surgery, prescribing medication, and counseling patients. Being a physician assistant is both rewarding and challenging. Once you pass the national certification exam, you can practice in any specialty that you choose, in any state in the United States and in some countries. Saint Francis University offers two pathways for admission to the Physician Assistant Program. Applicants may be accepted as a five-year student or graduate students. The majority of the Program’s students enter through the five-year track. The number of seats available for graduate students is limited and based on the number of five-year students that meet progression standards.
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Saint Francis University

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Saint Francis University is one of the oldest Catholic universities in the country, and the oldest dedicated to Franciscan values. It is an inclusive learning community that started with six friars from Ireland in 1847. The university is one of the first 20 Catholic universities and the first Franciscan college to be founded in the United States. Academics are deeply grounded in the traditions of the liberal arts, with an emphasis on developing the students into a well-rounded, impactful individual with a passion and a drive for excellence.
The Students can choose from more than 50 academic programs of study. It educates the persons of all faiths in an environment inspired by Catholic values. At the university, students will find broad intellectual development coupled with career directed studies in the sciences, healthcare, business and the humanities. Students can choose from several graduate programs in business, education, healthcare, and more. At the graduate level, they will find scholarship and support from professors, administrators and the fellow students. Saint Francis is located in Loretto, Pennsylvania about two hours east of Pittsburgh and near major routes in Pennsylvania traveling east and west, north and south .
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Loretto Campus - Saint Francis University

117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 15940

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