Physician Assistants: Celebrating Another Year of Service
Introduced into the American health care system in the late 1960s, physician assistants extend access to essential health care services throughout the country. Physician assistants serve in medically underserved areas, such as rural and inner city areas and the prison systems. They are employed in private physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, research, and the Armed Services as commissioned officers. PAs are formally educated to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative health care services with the direction of a physician.
The program supports the growth of the profession in underserved and culturally diverse areas and strives to establish a diverse student body and faculty. The program is continually improving through curricular changes which address unique health care challenges and special needs of our changing culture.
For more information go to www.musc.edu/chp/pa.
*MUSC's Physician Assistant Program