Physician Assistants have the training, flexibility and agility to respond immediately to the demands placed on the US healthcare system.
A PA is a medical professional who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine. By design, physicians and PAs work together as a team. PAs deliver high-quality care, and research shows that patients are just as satisfied with PA-provided care as they are with physician care.
Physician Assistants are ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best health care jobs as well as one of their top 100 jobs in all fields.
VERMILLION, S.D. -- The physician assistant program at the University of South Dakota ranks 12th out of 154 PA programs in the nation for the percentage of its graduates practicing in rural locations, according to the national Rural Health Research and Policy Center.