Happy physician assistant week!

October 4, 2010 —

Physician assistants play a vital role in our health care system. They practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs can give physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery and write prescriptions.

The master of science in physician assistant studies is a 2-year program. When you graduate and pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam you are able to get a job. It can be a great alternative to 4 years of medical school followed by a residency.

Wanna learn more about being a physician assistant? Stop by the ground floor of the Student Education Center from 12 -1 p.m. all week to chat with PA students and win prizes! There will also be a presentation of an IPAS scholarship to Bradleigh Zito during one of these days.

If you already know you want to be a physician assistant, now is the time to apply! The deadline is December 1. Learn more about how to apply and admission requirements. We are currently interviewing students for the class of 2013.

Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.