The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies Program is offered on the campus of Morehead State University, providing students in MSU's service region an opportunity to study close to home. Physician Assistants (PAs) are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), a mark of professional accomplishment, and are licensed by the state. They are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations in rural and urban settings. Responsibilities include:
- Conducting physical exams
- Diagnosing and treating illnesses
- Ordering and interpreting tests
- Counseling patients on preventive health care
- Assisting in surgery
- Prescribing medications.
PAs promote quality, cost effective medical care to all members of society.
As a graduate of the program, you'll not only have the skills and training to pursue a successful, rewarding career, you will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on the health and well-being of your community.
To learn more about this joint program between the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, visit the UK website.