VERMILLION, S.D. – The Physician Assistant Studies program at the University of South Dakota has been rated no. 37 among the nation’s 170 accredited physician assistant programs. The rating was determined by U.S. News and World Report.
Physician assistant emerged as a health care profession in the 1970s and have become an increasingly important aspect of health care expertise in the United States. The PA program at USD was established in 1993, and it has produced more than 450 physician assistants. Many USD educated physician assistants are practicing in rural areas of South Dakota.