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Pre-Physician Assistant

What You’ll Study

Succeeding as a physician assistant in health care today requires more than good grades. At Queens, you bring the passion, and we equip you with an exceptional foundation in the sciences to get you in the right program and the liberal arts perspective to help you become a compassionate physician assistant (PA). Smaller classes will also enhance your learning experience and discussion with classmates. 

Students in pre-professional programs receive specialized faculty advising on the path to becoming a physician assistant. Curious about what extracurriculars look best on an application or need feedback on application materials? Your faculty advisor will guide you throughout your journey at Queens, making sure you take the right classes you need to apply to the school of your choice. 

How Can You Use This Degree?

Students who want to become PAs must graduate from an accredited PA program and become certified and state-licensed. PAs work in hospitals, medical offices, community health centers, nursing homes, retail clinics, educational facilities, workplace clinics, and correctional institutions. 

Highlighted Courses

  • Medical Terminology (NUR 105) 
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 213) 
  • Introduction to Public Health (HLT 200) 
  • Interfaith Competencies for Health Professions (IDS 300) 

Program Contact

Patricia Koplas, Ph.D., PT

Professor and Chair, Biology & Chemistry Department
Pre-Health and Pre-Vet Advisor