Physician assistants have the training, flexibility and agility to respond immediately to the demands placed on the U.S. healthcare system.
The University of South Dakota offers the only Physician Assistant Studies Program in South Dakota. The program has a 100 percent job placement for graduate, and many of the graduates practice in the state's rural areas.
A physician assistant (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.
Our program has been granted continued accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant through 2023.
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.