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About the Physician Assistant Practice Program

Ohio University's Physician Assistant Practice Program is:

  • Housed in a large, dedicated academic space (28,000 square feet) in the Ohio University Integrated Education Center in Dublin, Ohio.
  • Proud to have a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty representing PAs, physicians (DO and MD), and a licensed pharmacist. Collectively the faculty has experience in emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, public health, endocrinology, geriatrics, surgery, orthopedics, and research.
  • Providing interprofessional opportunities with the other professions within the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the University.
  • Actively recruiting students from regions that are considered medically underserved and students with military experience.
  • Aiming to be a nationally recognized leader in PA education, preparing leaders in the health care industry and clinical practice.

Why Choose the Ohio University Physician Assistant Program?

The Ohio University Physician Assistant (OHIO PA) program is intended for individuals with a commitment to provide health care services in underserved urban and rural communities, with a particular emphasis on the underserved populations in Appalachia. The program includes 76 semester hours of didactic coursework and 30 hours of clinical rotations for a total of 102 semester hours.

The OHIO Physician Assistant program educationally prepares students in six areas:

  • Didactic coursework
  • Clinical skills
  • Professionalism
  • Interprofessional education and work environments
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Supervised clinical practice experiences  

Learn More about the Physician Assistant Profession

The American Academy of Physician Assistants describes the PA profession, its role in health care, and why "being a physician associate is regularly ranked among the top 5 healthcare, STEM, and overall jobs in the U.S."