Pre-Physician Assistant Career Track
PA schools accept any major, so students are encouraged to explore a major according to his/her interests and strengths.
While pursuing a bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech, students can follow the suggested career track coursework and engage in related co-curricular activities to prepare for the graduate professional school of their choice.
- TN Tech Courses for the TBR General Education Core Requirements
- Requirements for a Tennessee Tech degree
Preparing for the Graduate Records Exam (GRE):
- American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
- Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TNPA)
- Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)
- Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)
PA Schools in Tennessee:
- Bethel University - Program begins in January
- Lincoln Memorial University - Program begins in July
- Lipscomb University - Program will begin October 2018 pending accreditation
- Meharry Medical College - Program will begin Spring 2019 pending accreditation
- Milligan College - Program begins in May
- South College - Program begins in late September
- Trevecca Nazarene University - Program begins in May
- UTHSC - Program begins in January
What is a Physician Assistant?
According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), a Physician Assistant is a medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor.
What can a Physician Assistant do?
- Write prescriptions
- Assist in surgery
- Conduct physical examinations
- Diagnose and treat illnesses, symptoms, and much more
What is the primary difference between a Physician Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner?
The role a PA plays versus a NP is different based on the education each receives.