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Physician assistants practice medicine under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They may treat injuries, prescribe most medications and perform routine patient care. A master’s degree is required and takes two-and-a-half years to complete.
Most graduate health professions schools require the same basic preparation as medical schools. That is, they require the fundamentals of science (biology, chemistry and physics) within a context of a well-rounded education. The common core of required and elective courses for most pre-health professional students includes:
Capital offers the following course for Pre-Physician assistants:
• Pre-Law • Pre-Law Accelerated • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Occupational Therapy • Pre-Optometry • Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Physicians Assistant • Pre-Physical
Therapy • Pre-Podiatry • Pre-Public Health • Pre-Seminary • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Pre-professional means that you would like to prepare for a specific career. It's a set of courses that you should take if you plan on taking the exam and entering Law school, or medical school, after you graduate. It is important to note that a pre-professional plan (e.g. - Pre-law) is not a major. You could major in Instrumental Performance and be Pre-law at the same time if you wanted. However, most students attempt to major in an area that will complement their career choice.Here are some examples:
Choosing a pre-professional program and completing your plan does not guarantee admission into a professional program. We know that navigating through the first four years is challenging enough, so thinking about your post-degree plans can be mind-boggling.
At Capital, our professors are also your academic advisors. They are your mentors and biggest advocates.With a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Capital can enrich your studies with personal connections between you and our faculty, and we have several programs in place to ensure student success – from academic advising and career development to our peer-to-peer compass leaders who help you align your vocation with your career.