5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rogalski Center Room 234
Learn more about St. Ambrose's new Physician Assistant Studies program, the first program of its kind offered in the Quad Cities and western Illinois region. Prepare for a growing profession that offers excellent career opportunities. Info sessions will include a Q-and-A.
Cost: Free and open to the public
More info: MPAS Admissions & Application
All info sessions will take place in the Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street.
In 2013, Forbes Magazine named the physician assistant graduate degree a "best long-term opportunity" master's degree based on salary and employment outlook, citing, in part, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projection of a 38 percent increase in positions for physician assistants between 2012 and 2022. According to a 2009 American Academy of Physician Assistants job survey, the mean salary for physician assistants was $93,100.
Physician assistant practice includes all elements of patient care including taking medical histories, completing examinations, ordering diagnostic tests and providing medical care including the prescription of medications. PAs may attend to a wide variety of patients, assist in surgery, or specialize in one of a wide variety of practice areas in conjunction with their supervising physician.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and physician assistant profession by defining the standards for physician assistant education and evaluating physician assistant educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the St. Ambrose University Physician Assistant Program. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.