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Physician Assistant

See also:  Physician Assistant Pre-Health Guide

A physician assistant (PA) is an advanced practice clinician licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a licensed physician. PAs obtain medical histories, perform examinations and procedures, order treatments, diagnose illnesses, prescribe medication, order and interpret diagnostic tests, refer patients to specialists when appropriate, and first-assist in surgery. They are employed in primary care or in specialties in urban or rural regions, as well as in academic administration. PAs may practice in any medical or surgical specialty, and have the ability to move to different medical and surgical fields during their careers.

The pre-health advisors in Arts & Sciences Advising Services stand ready to assist you as you explore your options and begin your preparation for a health profession. To schedule an appointment with a pre-health advisor, go to through your Grades First link or call 865-974-4483 during regular business hours.

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