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  Dec 18, 2017
2017-2018 College Catalog

Pre-Physician's Assistant

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General Information:

David Zimmerman, advisor

Students interested in Physician’s Assistant (PA) training must first complete a Bachelor of Science degree. PA Master’s Degree programs do not require a particular major. Every PA program has slightly different prerequisites which can be found by going to the Web site of that school. The student is encouraged to investigate the requirements of the PA schools he or she may wish to attend during the beginning of undergraduate studies. The following is a list of College of the Ozarks courses that are required by the majority of PA programs.


Biology: 16 credit hours including:

Psychology: 3 credit hours including:

Chemistry: 13-22 credit hours including:

Shadowing and health care experience:

Most PA programs require a large number of hours of health care experience prior to application. This experience is very important to admission into PA programs. Investigate the specific requirements of individual PA programs for details.

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