Though SUU does not host a pre-physicians assistant major, we offer the support and guidance to ensure students interested in becoming physicians assistants (PA) are well-positioned for acceptance into PA school. SUU students majoring in biology and chemistry have gained admission to top PA schools by completing the required pre-physicians assistant pre-requisites while pursuing their undergraduate degree. College of Science academic advisors and faculty advisors work closely with our pre-physicians assistant students to chart the ideal academic program for their success.
POINTS of DISTINCTION
- Students graduating from SUU’s College of Science enjoy high placement rates in physicians assistant programs. In fact, in 2009, 5 of our 6 students who applied to PA school were accepted (83%).
- We work closely with the Rural Health Scholars program on our campus, providing resume-building activities to ensure our graduates are competitive in the physicians assistant school admissions process.
Professional careers in physicians assisting
Pre-physicians assistant advising is done by academic advisors, faculty members and the Rural Health Scholars program, providing each student with a personalized plan for academic and professional success.
Opportunities for job shadowing, service learning and leadership training through the Rural Health Scholars program.