Physician Assistant   

A Physician Assistant is a graduate level medical provider that is licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease, and can prescribe medication for their patients.

PAs work in hospitals, clinics and physician offices as a part of the medical team in collaboration with licensed physicians. Most Physician Assistant training programs are graduate level programs, requiring approximately two years of education after completing a bachelor’s degree. After completing their training, PAs are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).   

Prerequisites and application requirements for Physician Assistant programs can vary, so it is important to confirm the requirements for each program to which you are planning to apply.   


UMKC Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program