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Physician Assistant Program
A Physician Assistant is a medical professional who works directly with patients in collaboration with other providers to diagnose, treat and manage injury and illness.
SIU Medicine is proud to offer a Physician Assistant Program to a preferred group of eligible students. Our program uses evidence-based learning techniques and unique clinical mentoring opportunities to prepare future providers for a career that relies heavily on autonomy, medical expertise and critical thinking skills.
Our curriculum features the intense study of disease as well as the diagnosis, treatment and management of a broad range of conditions. Successful graduates of our program are awarded a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies and become eligible for national certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.